BS Yediyurappa recently resigned as a CM of Karnataka. It was shocking for the political analysts and also for the ordinary people. Yediyurappa became Chief Minister of Karnataka four times, and it was almost on his own. It was very few time or instances when Yediyurappa took help from the Central government.
Yediyurappa was the first chief minister for the BJP who could form the government in South India. It helped BJP start entering into the other South Indian states based on Karnataka’s victory. He was a prominent leader of the Lingayat community and a vast mass base from them. But he never limited himself to a specific caste. He could gather and get support from various caste’s leaders in Karnataka.
BJP removed him as a CM after corruption acquisitions, and he formed his party. But he came back and also helped BJP to topple the Congress and JDS government two years ago. No other leaders from BJP were considered of these capabilities of Yediyurappa. Despite being beneficial for a long time, why BJP removed him as a CM?
Why Yediyurappa had to resign?
From BJP, it’s openly said that his resignation was because he crossed 75 years of age. But in Kerala, Shridharan was nominated as a CM candidate at the age of 88. So, according to political analysts, age is not the only reason for Yediyurappa’s exit. There are various reasons behind the Resignation of BS Yediyurappa, and according to us, these are those reasons.
There are several reasons for the Resignation of BS Yediyurappa like:
The accusation of corruption- He was accused of illegal allotment of 24 acres of land to individuals.
Mishandling of COVID19 – Yediyurappa changed many of his decision during the COVID19 second wave, and Karnataka came in top lists of Covid19 cases at one point in time.
Dynast Politics: MLA complained to BJP high command that, Yediyurappa’s son is handling the state, and he is CM for the namesake.
Support from MLA: Some of the MLA’s shown open disagreements over his age and working style.
Challenges in front of new CM of Karnataka
Basavaraj Bommai, the new CM of Karnataka, joined BJP in 2008. He was the home minister in Yediyurappa’s government. Through his selection, BJP wants to develop new Lingayat community leadership in Karnataka after Yediyurappa. But he is very soft-spoken and does not have oratory skills like Yeddyurappa. Also, there is already discontent over Yediyurappa’s removal by various Lingayat community leaders in BJP. It will be challenging for Bommai to set up his leadership until a further election in Karnataka in 2023.