NEW DELHI: Minutes after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation from the post of Karnataka Chief Minister ahead of the floor test, his resignation was termed as ‘victory of secular forces’.
Many took to social media to express their views saying the electoral battle reduced Yeddyurappa to ‘Ek Din Ka Sultan.’
The 3-day old B S Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka collapsed on Saturday, with the CM announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote.
Noteworthy, hours after becoming Karnataka CM, Yeddyurappa swung into action mode and transfers four IPS officers and an IAS officer.
Here are some reactions:
Celebrating the success of the Congress, Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said:
“I salute the MLAs of Congress and JD (S) for saving the democracy. They did not get lured by sops offered by BJP nor did they feel intimidated. Although they got elected as MLAs only four days ago, the Congress and JD (S) legislators have proved that the people of Karnataka have made the right choice. They had already defeated BJP in the electoral battle and by reducing Yeddyurappa to ‘ek din ka sultan’ they defeated the wrong aspirations and ambitions of PM Modi and Amit Shah to grab power at all costs.” Uttam Kumar Reddy said.
Echoing his views, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, tweeted:
Resignation of BS Yeddyurappa as Karnataka's CM is a true victory for democracy. Entire nation is happy with the current turn of events. As a Chief Minister and a firm believer of democracy, I am expressing my happiness.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) May 19, 2018
Democracy wins. Congratulations Karnataka. Congratulations DeveGowda Ji, Kumaraswamy Ji, Congress and others. Victory of the 'regional' front
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) May 19, 2018
Truth can never be defeated! Truth will always defeat a lie or liar! #KaranatakaFloorTest
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) May 19, 2018
KARNATAKA is not going to be SAFFRON…but will continue to be COLOURFUL….Match over before it began…forget 56 couldn’t hold on for 55 hours..jokes apart…dear CITIZENS now get ready for more muddy politics..will continue to stand for the CITIZENS and CONTINUE #justasking..
— Prakash Raj (@prakashraaj) May 19, 2018
Yedurappa resigns… one small step for Karnataka, a giant step for India #KarnatakaFloorTest
— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) May 19, 2018
It’s a turning point in the big post-2014 political blood-feud between BJP and Congress. Only 2nd time in 4 yrs that BJP lost a tactical battle to Cong. First was Ahmed Patel election for RS in Gujarat
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) May 19, 2018
Shouldn't Karnataka Governor resign too? Or is that too much to expect?
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) May 19, 2018
Even though he may have been behind the scenes, one has to admit the #KarnatakaFloortest was a test and hence is a victory for Rahul Gandhi. Negotiations and post poll management is an important part of politics, and Cong played it v well.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) May 19, 2018
आज कर्नाटक में लोकतंत्र की जीत पर सिर्फ़ उनका चेहरा मुरझाया है जिन्हें लोकतंत्र और संविधान से ज़्यादा अमित शाह पर भरोसा था, जो कल तक़ टीवी स्क्रीन पर ठहाके मारकर ये कह रहे थे की "We Have Amit Shah" #KarnatakaFloorTest
— Imran Pratapgarhi (@ShayarImran) May 19, 2018
— Gaddam Gang (@Gang_Gaddam) May 19, 2018
Ahead of the scheduled floor test on Saturday, Yeddyurappa resigned before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.
In his address, the 75-year-old BJP leader stated that irrespective of whether his government was in power, he would continue to serve people until his last breath.