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Siddaramaiah resigns as Opposition Leader after Cong defeat in Karnataka bypolls

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Even as the counting of votes for the by-elections in Karnataka is underway, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah  on Monday announced his resignation as the legislative party leader.

In a press conference, Siddaramaiah, a former chief minister, said that the party's expectations in the bypolls had not meet been met and he was resigning as the leader of the of the legislative party.

"Our expectation was that voters would teach a lesson to those who went against the tenets of democracy. But our expectation was not fulfilled. We accept the people's mandate," he said.

I respect the mandate given by the electorate in the Karnataka bye-polls,
Siddaramaiah,
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