Several factors including growing dissent within the BJP, allegations of corruption, mishandling of Covid-19 crisis and growing age added up to BS Yediyurappa’s resignation as Karnataka CM and this is the 4th time he resigns from CM chair.
After putting up his resignation letter he stated that “nobody pressurized him to resign. I did it on my own so that someone else can take over as CM after the completion of two years of government. I’ll work to bring the BJP back in power in the next election”. Even-though it is his well past his retirement age his tearful speech during resignation could harm BJP among Lingyants for whom he was undisputed leader.
There was a bite of internal rebellion and opposition among minister who went public against the 78yr old then CM and he cannot be CM in next election.