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BJP Parliamentary Board, Legislators to Decide Next Karnataka CM: Gen Secretary Arun Singh

Yediyurappa on Monday resigned as Chief Minister and thanked the BJP leadership for giving him an opportunity to serve as CM for two years despite completing 75 years of age.

BJP National General Secretary and in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh says the decision on Karnataka CM will be soon. (PTI File Photo)

Bengaluru: BJP national general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh on Monday declined to comment on the next chief minister after the resignation of B S Yediyurappa, saying the decision is left to the party’s parliamentary board and BJP legislature party.

“I will not say now. The parliamentary board of the BJP will decide the next chief minister and in the legislature party meeting,” Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

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When asked when the meeting was likely, he said he cannot say anything at this juncture.

To a question on the reason behind Yediyurappa’s resignation as Chief Minister, Singh said he himself has explained it.

Regarding his next Bengaluru visit, he said he would let people know later.

Yediyurappa on Monday resigned as Chief Minister and thanked the BJP leadership for giving him an opportunity to serve as CM for two years despite completing 75 years of age.

Amid the ruckus in the ongoing Parliamentary session, the Bharatiya Janata Party has scheduled a meeting with its parliamentary members on Tuesday. BJP Parliamentary Party meeting will be held at the Parliament on Tuesday morning at 9:30 am.

READ ALSO: 10 Reasons Why Yediyurappa Was Forced to Quit as Karnataka CM

The BJP had also held a parliamentary party meeting on July 20 before the commencement of proceedings on the second day of the monsoon session.

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The meeting was attended by all MPs of the party including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Amid an uproar by the Opposition, Lok Sabha adjourned till Tuesday.

Both Houses of Parliament have transacted little business since the Monsoon session began on July 19 as opposition parties have forced adjournments with their protests over a number of issues with the Pegasus row being the main one.

(With inputs from PTI)

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