Karnataka crisis: Jagadish Shettar is new CM, Gowda quits as CM

Bowing to Karnataka crisis “change of guard in state”, BJP top brass on Sunday officially announced that chief minister Sadanand Gowda, a Vokkaliga leader has resigned and BS Yeddyurappa‘s loyalist Jagadish Shettar, Lingayat leader will replace him.

Final decision that ended the crisis has come after BJP high command meeting at Delhi today.

Announcing the Party’s decision, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said Gowda has done a good job for 11 months as CM, however party has no complaint against him. But due to current political blow, he offered to resign for the larger good of the party.

“There were no complaints against him on grounds of corruption, but keeping the party’s interest in mind, as a good party worker, he has resigned in the interest of the organization,” Gadkari told reporters after meeting.

BJP party has accepted his resignation, he further added,” Our party has decided to hand over the leadership to Jagadish Shettar.”

From last one month, a huge political crisis had been made by Yeddyurappa over party to replace him with Gowda as new CM. More than half of State legislators supported him, but while central leadership refused to do same, Yeddyruppa demanded to appoint his nominee Shettar, replacing himself. He along with his rebel camp tried to bow High command and for that nine ministers resigned their post, but soon after withdrawal.

It is likely to take decision in favor of Shettar in viewing next upcoming assembly elections just 10 months away, showing a “good show” seeking the powerful Lingayat votes.

Moreover, sources said, the BJP will likely send Sadanand Gowda to the Rajya Sabha.

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