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Karnataka

Amid Buzz Over Leadership Change, Yediyurappa Says Waiting for Word From Delhi

The 78-year-old said that he has confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda and will accept their decision.

BS Yediyurappa
BS Yediyuappa is expected to resign on July 26 as CM when his government completes 2 years in power (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:  Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will make a decision on his political; future after getting instructions from New Delhi. The CM said that by the time he reaches Benaglruru he will receive instructions from Delhi and based on that he will make his decision.

The CM is expected to resign on July 26 when his government completes two years in power.

On the conventions being held by the Lingayat seers on July 25 in Bengaluru, the CM requested them not to hold any conventions. 

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The meeting by seers of the  Veerashaiva-Lingayat community is seen as a show of support for Yediyurappa.

The 78-year-old said that he has confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda and will accept their decision.

Yeddyurappa on Saturday stated that he had to face several challenges from the day he took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

When quizzed about the possibility of a Dalit CM being appointed, he said that it was not his decision to make and it was up to the party to decide who will be his successor.

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Yediyurappa on Saturday stated that he had to face several challenges from the day he took charge as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. However, he added that he is satisfied that he has made honest efforts to better the lives of the people.

Yediyurappa’s remarks came while speaking after virtually inaugurating projects worth Rs 1,074 crore and laying the foundation for various projects worth Rs 560 crore in Shivamogga district, from his home office in Bengaluru.

“From the day I took charge as the Chief Minister till now, I had to face several challenges like natural disasters that the state had never faced in the past and the corona pandemic, which ravaged lives. Now once again there is a flood like situation,” Yediyurappa noted.