Former chief minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday announced his resignation from the BJP after he was denied a ticket for the May 10 Karnataka assembly elections.
The 67-year-old leader said he would tender his resignation from the party as well as the assembly. Shettar, who was the leader of the opposition when the Congress was in power, also said he would contest the upcoming assembly election for sure.
“I am upset with the way I was humiliated. I thought I must challenge them. Hence, I have decided to fight the election. I will go to Sirsi and tender my resignation from the Assembly (to the speaker). Eventually, I will resign from the party which I had built in the state”, said Shettar recalling his contribution to the party.
The Lingayat leader also alleged that there was a systematic conspiracy against Jagadish Shettar.
“I’m not able to understand why the party has humiliated me so much. Their negligence toward me has forced me to take this step. I’ve decided I don’t want this. I want to challenge this. I had said earlier also that I’ll contest the elections. Against that backdrop, I’m resigning from my post as MLA. Tomorrow, I’ll go to Sirsi. I had asked the speaker for an appointment between 9 and 10 tomorrow. He’s given me an appointment. I’ll leave here at 7 tomorrow and resign from my post of MLA. We are all those who’ve helped build the party. All these people have conspired to create a situation, forcing me to resign,” he added.
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