Yediyurappa supporter allegedly commits suicide, caretaker CM expresses grief

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa speaks to media after he resigned from CM post

Expressing “grief” over the alleged suicide of a supporter pained by his resignation, Karnataka’s caretaker Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said ups and downs are common in politics, and appealed to his followers that their regard towards him should not go to its extremity.

According to reports, Rajappa (Ravi), aged about 30, from Bommalapura in Gundlupet taluk in Chamarajanagara district, has allegedly ended his life, shocked by Yediyurappa’s exit.

“… this news has caused me deep pain and grief. Ups and downs are common in politics, ending life for this is always unacceptable. No one can bear the loss that the family has to go through because of it,” Yediyurappa tweeted.

“I appeal with folded hands that regard should not go to extremity. I’m with Ravi’s family in their pain,” he said. Yediyurappa on Monday submitted his resignation as the Chief Minister to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot.

The Governor accepted it and dissolved the Council of Ministers headed by him, with immediate effect. The notification from the Raj Bhavan said Yediyurappa shall continue to function as Chief Minister till alternate arrangements are made.

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