An emotional Yeddyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of the southern state without facing a trust vote, ordered by the Supreme Court. The Congress and JD(S) had filed a petition in the top court, challenging Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision of inviting the BJP to form the government.
"BJP's attempts (sic) to subvert democracy have miserably failed in Karnataka. BJP's lust for power through foul means stands completely exposed. Will BJP learn any lesson now? India's judiciary has risen to the occasion and has safeguarded our democracy," the Delhi chief minister wrote on Twitter.