Farewell speech given in Karnataka Assembly, said- PM can't forget the respect he gave
BS Yeddyurappa retires from politics: Farewell speech given in Karnataka Assembly, said- PM can't forget the respect he gave
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa retired from politics. Speaking in the assembly on Wednesday, he said that this is my farewell speech. This is a rare moment because now I will not contest again. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak.
He also thanked PM Modi in the speech. He said that if God gives me the power, I will do my best to bring the BJP to power in the next assembly elections to be held after five years. I have already said that now I will not contest elections, but I will not be able to forget the honour and position given to me by PM Modi and the party for the rest of my life.
In his emotional speech, he said that the opposition says that he was removed from the post of Chief Minister. this is wrong. No one had removed Yeddyurappa from the post of Chief Minister. Yeddyurappa had taken this decision because of his age.
In fact, in July 2021, Yeddyurappa left the post of Chief Minister at the behest of the party's high command and Basavaraj Bommai was made the Chief Minister in his place. The opposition has been questioning Yeddyurappa's party position many times regarding this.
The speaker and MLAs requested him to deliver the speech on 24 February, the last day of the Karnataka budget session. Several members of the opposition asked him to contest the assembly elections again. On this Yeddyurappa said that not contesting elections does not mean that he will sit at home. After the assembly elections, he will tour the state and campaign for the party and other candidates. He said that he will work till his last breath to make the party bigger and stronger.
He said that I would like to tell all my MLAs sitting on this side that works with confidence and prepare for the elections. Many people (opposition) sitting on that side want to join us. If you remain confident, we will take them with us and come to power by giving the full majority to BJP.
Yeddyurappa had announced in July last year that he would not contest the assembly polls and would vacate his Shikaripura seat. If the high command permits, his son and state party vice-president BY Vijayendra will contest this seat.
Yeddyurappa started his political career as Purasabha President from Shikaripura in Shivamogga district. From this seat, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1983. After this, he won from here 8 consecutive times.