Karnataka CM Yediyurappa offers to resign on health grounds


In a surprise development, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday offered to resign on health grounds. As per reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted the resignation of the Karnataka chief minister. Yediyurappa met BJP chief JP Nadda today.

"We discussed about the development of the party in the state. He asked me to give special emphasis on bringing the BJP back to power in Karnataka. The same was told by the prime minister also. A detailed discussion happened," Yediyurappa said after meeting Nadda.

On Friday, Yediyurappa had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed pending state works, including the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery. The meeting came at a time political circles are abuzz with speculations of Yediyurappa being replaced as the chief minister.

An official statement issued after the Friday meeting had said the chief minister discussed various state issues with the prime minister.