Patna: Just hours after Tejaswi Yadav and his supporters staged a high drama at the Governor's mansion in Patna on Friday where he staked claim to form a new government in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, ahead of the floor test on Saturday, resigned from his post a day after he was sworn in under intense protest by the Congress for the same position.
After making a passionate speech about how he could have helped Karnataka become one of the best states in the country, Yeddyurappa resigned and pledged to go the people of his state to ask them to give him a second chance to govern the state.
With the humiliation of the BJP and the resignation of Yeddyurappa, Janata Dal – S, in alliance with the Congress will now form the new government in Karnataka with a total strength of 117 legislators.
The dramatic resignation of Yeddyurappa, however, has poured cold water on the hopes of Tejaswi Yadav who was just beginning to see a narrow but a possible path to the Chief Minister's post expecting the Bihar Governor to follow the Karnataka model and invite him to form a new government since the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was the largest single party Bihar in the last Assembly elections.
Meanwhile, the dramatic unfolding of events in Karnataka sent a wave of celebration in the Congress camp where party leaders danced outside Sadaqat Ashram, the state party headquarters, and shared sweets and 'gulal' with each other for being able to be in a position to form the government with the JD-S as its ally.
Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee President Kaukab Qadri, who, along with other party leaders, had burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday and had also walked with the RJD leaders to the Raj Bhawan to demand a re-do of the last Assembly elections, said that the events in Karnataka was a win for democracy and a victory of truth. He also said the way the BJP acted in Karnataka was a wakeup call for the people of India about the nefarious designs of the Modi-Shah duo.