New Delhi, July 31: Chief Minister of Karnataka B S Yeddyurappa (BSY) finally bowed under party pressure and sent his resignation to Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari, sources in party office in New Delhi said.
Ending the three day Delhi-Bangalore political drama BSY expressed full support to the BJP and cited astrological issues for the delay in resignation, sources said. Yeddyyurappa was asked by the party to resign following the alleged involvement in mining scam.
As per sources, BSY will seek Governor H R Bhardwaj appointment later in the day and formally submit his resignation. BSY was the man who brought BJP in power in southern India for the first time.
The three day drama following BSYs Delhi visit, in which he assured his resignation but did not mention the time frame, led to speculation that he will try to mobilize his support to show strength before the central office bearers. Political drama ended BJP central team assured him proper say choosing his successor.
Sixty-eight-year-old Lingayat strongman BSY tried all is political tantrums to show his political hold across community but on the face of multi-crore scam he did not find hardcore moral support from the loyal cadre.
Meanwhile, rumor is it that BJP will announce likely successor on Sunday and Lok Sabha MP Sadanand Gowda, Ministers V S Acharya and Suresh Kumar are front runner for the CM chair of the one of the fastest growing state of country.