Bengaluru: Indicating that Monday might be his last day in office, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will take an appropriate decision, once he receives directions from the BJP high command in the evening. I will let you know immediately,” the Chief Minister said today when asked about the matter.
The 78-year-old made a sudden visit to Delhi earlier this month where he met the prime minister and other senior leaders. Through weeks of speculation, the Chief Minister has said that he has not been asked to resign. On Thursday, he told reporters, “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”.
There are, however, questions on whether the 78-year-old will be asked to step down as the state battles floods. This morning, Mr Yediyurappa left Bengaluru to fly to Belagavi, one of the flood-affected districts in the state. The torrential rain over the last few days in several districts of the state has left nine people dead and three people missing.