Basavaraj Bommai was sworn in as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday, July 28. In the ceremony held on the glasshouse of state Raj Bhavan, Bommai took the oath from governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at 11am. Bommai is the twenty third chief minister of Karnataka. He was appointed for the submit on Tuesday by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) excessive command as the Legislative Party Leader, a day after BS Yediyurappa turned in his papers.
Talking to reporters earlier than the swearing-in, Bommai stated he’ll quickly maintain a meeting with the senior officers in the federal government to take stock of the administration. On Cabinet formation, he stated he met the observers from the get together’s excessive command. “I met Dharmendra Pradhan and Arun Singh this morning. They have told me there is no need for any meeting (on Cabinet formation) today. We will take a decision after they leave,” stated Bommai.
“We won’t take much time. For all the work that needs to be completed, we need a full team (of ministers). So we will do it (Cabinet formation) at the earliest,” he added.
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Bommai was the house minister in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers, which was dissolved following the 78-year-old chief’s resignation as chief minister on Monday. He is taken into account a detailed confidant of Yediyurappa.
Son of former chief minister S R Bommai, Basavaraj Bommai began his political career with the Janata Dal and labored with senior leaders together with H D Devegowda and Ramakrishna Hegde. He left the Janata Dal (United) and joined the BJP in February 2008.
A graduate in mechanical engineering, he was elected as a member of the Karnataka legislative council in 1998 and 2004 from Dharwad. He was thrice elected to Karnataka legislative meeting from the Shiggaon constituency in Haveri district in 2008, 2013 and 2018.
The number of Bommai, who’s from the Lingayat neighborhood, comes after a number of pontiffs from Lingayat mutts in the state warned the BJP central command towards eradicating Yediyurappa, a tall chief of the Lingayat neighborhood. The neighborhood varieties near 16% of the state’s inhabitants and so they have been a loyal vote base for the saffron get together. Even although there have been speculations that the BJP could appoint a frontrunner from a special neighborhood, it will definitely zeroed down on the Lingayat chief.
Yediyurappa’s resignation on Monday ended months of hypothesis following rising dissidence inside the Karnataka unit of the BJP. The 78-year-old chief made the announcement in an emotional speech at an occasion celebrating two years in energy earlier than submitting his resignation to the governor.