The political drama in Karnataka over the change in leadership came to an end when the general secretary in charge of Karnataka Arun Singh said that BS Yediyurappa will continue to hold the post of Chief Minister.
Arun Singh said that Yediyurappa-Ji has done ‘good work’ and he is Chief Minister and will remain. Regarding his dismissal from his incumbent post, there is no talk or discussion of his removal or anything. He also said that other Ministers in the Karnataka government have all done good work, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He added that Yediyurappa is ready to quit as and when the high command would ask him to. This is the reflection of his loyalty to the party and obedience to party discipline, but it did not mean that any such thing will happen.
Minister of Rural Development KS Eshwarappa complained about the Chief Minister to the state Governor. He said that the CM intrudes into his department. Congress’s Siddaramaiah who is a leader of opposition in the state assembly demanded Yediyurappa’s resignation. Siddaramaiah had also prompted the Governor of the state to intervene and recommend President’s Rule.
Yediyurappa in his statement had said that if the party’s Central leaders wanted him to quit, he is ready to resign. Arun Singh added that Yediyurappa is ready to quit as and when the high command would ask him to. This reflects his loyalty and obedience towards the party but it did not mean that any such thing will happen
Yediyurappa is seventy-eight years old. He became the Chief Minister of Karnataka in July 2019. He has been facing widespread internal dissidence in their party. Singh requested the MLAs not to voice their dissent on the internal affairs of the party on a public forum.
General Secretary in charge of Karnataka Arun Singh’s confirmation that BS Yediyurappa will continue to hold the post of Chief Minister has put an end to the growing dissent in Karnataka now.