Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurapa resigns without seeking Confidence vote

Last Modified Saturday, 19 May 2018 (16:32 IST)
Bengaluru: Accusing the Congress of conspiring against his government, Chief 
Minister on Saturday announced his resignation in the Karnataka Legislative 
Assembly barely three days after he was sworn in and did not press for taking up the motion of 
Confidence moved by him on the floor of the House.
Mr  Yeddyurappa who moved the motion after the members were sworn in an  emotional speech accused the Congress of conspiring to ensure that the  BJP did not get the requisite majority. The BJP which had secured 104  seats in the May 12 Assembly elections was invited by Governor Vajubhai  Vala to form the government and gave a 15 day deadline. However with the  Congress approaching the Supreme Court, which in an intervention sought  Mr Yeddyurappa to go in for a floor test today.
This was the  third time Mr Yeddyurappa had become the Chief Minister. His first  tenure lasted barely seven days in 2007 and he became Chief Minister  again in May 2008, but had to resign in 2011 following corruption  charges against him by the Lokayukta in a mining scam. (UNI)