Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa gestures to the crowd after submitting his resignation to Governor H.R. Bharadwaj at Raj Bhavan in Bangalore on July 31, 2011. The chief minister of a southern Indian state who is accused of being at the centre of a $3.6 billion mining fraud resigned July 31. B.S. Yeddyurappa, 68, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka informed reporters about his resignation in the state capital city, Bangalore.