Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Chief Minister (CM) of Karnataka, Yeddyurappa quit his post, after a long, emotional speech, ahead of the floor test, in the Assembly. He said during his speech that both the Congress and JDS had severe fights during campaigns and even the people were vexed. They did not give the mandate to these two parties, he observed. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and national president, Amit Shah, selected him as chief ministerial candidate on Dr. Ambedkar's birth anniversary, he reminded. At the end of a teary-eyed speech, he announced his resignation and walked out of the Assembly.