BS Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka chief minister before floor test; Congress, JD(S) exult

BS Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka chief minister before floor test; Congress, JD(S) exult

Outgoing Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa addressed the House members at the Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. PTI

"I can't forget the love and affection I received from people," Yeddyurappa said in an emotional speech in the Vidhana Soudha. PTI

"I can't forget the love and affection I received from people," Yeddyurappa said in an emotional speech in the Vidhan Soudha. PTI

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa announces his resignation before the floor test. The Supreme Court had ordered the Karnataka BJP Government to prove their majority in a floor test at the Assembly. PTI

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and party MLAs show victory sign to celebrate after Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa announces his resignation before the floor test. The Supreme Court had ordered the Karnataka BJP Government to prove their majority in a floor test at the Assembly. PTI

Congress women activists celebrate after Yeddurappa steps down without facing a floor test. Of the 222 seats, the BJP won 104, the Congress 78, the Janata Dal-Secular, 37 and one each was bagged by the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party and an Independent. PTI

Congress women activists celebrate after Yeddurappa steps down without facing a floor test. Of the 222 seats, the BJP won 104, the Congress 78, the JD(S) 37 and one each was bagged by the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party and an Independent. PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks to the media. He thanked the people of Karnataka for for defending what is much more than the election. PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi gestures as he speaks to the media. He thanked the people of Karnataka for for defending what is much more than the election. PTI

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy celebrates after Yeddyurappa's speech announcing his decision to quit as Karantaka chief minister. PTI

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy celebrates after Yeddyurappa's speech announcing his decision to quit as Karantaka chief minister. PTI

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Updated Date: May 19, 2018 19:16:01 IST

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