A few hours after Karnataka’s chief minister B S Yediyurappa resigned on Monday, Shikaripura, the parliamentary constituency that used to represent the Shivamogga district, was closed as a sign of protests from its supporters. To express their sympathy for Yediyurappa, when BJP supporters demonstrated in the city, the businessmen voluntarily closed their business establishments.
Roads were empty because Yediyurappa supporters took to the streets, raised signs and published newspaper clippings to show solidarity with him. The workers also condemned the leader of the BJP Party for forcing strongman Lingayat to resign without allowing him to complete his term.
Yediyurappa resigned early Monday. He thanked the leader of the BJP Party for providing him with the opportunity to serve as chief minister for two years on his 75th birthday.
He also said that some of his judicial officers were dissatisfied with him.