BS Yeddyurappa set to be new Karnataka chief minister
July 25, 2019
The Karnataka political crisis comes to an end with BJP coming to power. BJP's BS Yeddyurappa is now all set to become the chief minister of Karnataka for the fourth time. The BJP won 105 votes against the Congress-JDS alliance which had only 99 votes after the trust vote motion. The BJP tweeted that what happened in Karnataka was a game of Karma. With former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy stepping down with a shocking defeat, BJP has expanded their power to Karnataka.
From its first day, the Cong-JDS alliance in Karnataka was a target for vested interests, both within & outside, who saw the alliance as a threat & an obstacle in their path to power. Their greed won today. Democracy, honesty & the people of Karnataka lost-Rahul Gandhi, President, Indian National Congress.
Soon after Congress-JDS fall, there was loud applause and cheers inside the Vidhana Soudha. Yeddyurappa, accompanied by other BJP leaders came out to address the crowd. He said that this is a victory for democracy and his government would focus on welfare of farmers. Yeddyurappa, who is the BJP state president will be sworn in soon. Dates have not yet been confirmed.
"Okay now victory signs and watery smiles on faces of BJP MLAs. There will be a lot of political movement now by state unit to ensure that Yeddyurappa govt is not shaky like JDS-Cong coalition. #Karnataka", tweeted journalist Smita Prakash.
Yeddyurappa is one of the most powerful leaders in Karnataka. Even when BJP was not very popular in the state, Yeddyurappa managed to become the chief minister for three times. He has been in the headlines for corruption charges, many a times. Social media users tweeted about how Karnataka is going to go in the hands of a corrupt leader.
"This is slow death of democracy. If money power can make elected MLAs to resign& bring majority party to minority, it is "vice" not victory. Yeddyurappa is nothing but a trader of MLAs. He will probably perish in such ways. BJP if it has any values should not make him CM", tweeted Verghese Cherian.