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May not remain Chief Minister, will obey party high command decision: Yediyurappa

Thursday, 22 July 2021 (12:54 IST)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, who is about to complete his two-year term in the office, has dropped hints of tendering his resignation.

BS Yediyurappa said that he may not remain Karnataka Chief Minister after July 26, when his government completes two years and asserted that he would obey his party BJP.

Speaking to newsmen he said, "There is an event on July 26 on completion of two years of our government here. After this, I will follow whatever (BJP president) JP Nadda will decide."

"You all know that two months ago I had said I would resign to make way for someone else. Whether I am in power or not, it is my duty to bring back the BJP to power. I urge party workers and seers to cooperate," he added.

BJP has not allowed anyone above the age of 75 to be in power anywhere in the entire country. Yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda have shown special concern towards me," the 78-year-old chief minister said.

He said "till now" he had not been asked to resign. "When the directions come, I’ll quit and work for the party," he said. Insisting that the party leadership had said nothing to him,'' he remarked. "Let’s see what happens after 26th," he said. (UNI)

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