Karnataka : Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as CM, Yeddyurappa also congratulated

Congratulating Bommai, former CM Yediyurappa tweeted, "I am sure you will take Karnataka on the path of development and fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state."

Karnataka : Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as CM, Yeddyurappa also congratulated
Basavaraj Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Congratulating Bommai, former CM Yediyurappa tweeted, "I am sure you will take Karnataka on the path of development and fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state." After the resignation of Yeddyurappa, the decision of making him the Chief Minister was taken in the meeting of BJP MLAs held on Tuesday. The BJP's central observers - Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and G Kishan Reddy - were also present in the meeting held at a private hotel in Bengaluru. Ahead of the legislature party meeting, observers met caretaker Chief Minister Yeddyurappa at his official residence. Earlier in the day, BJP national general secretary and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh had met Yeddyurappa along with state president Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Basavaraj Bommai is a strong leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka. Bommai took a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bhumaradi College of Engineering and Technology in 1982. He started his political career with the Janata Dal. Basavaraj Bommai was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council twice, in 1998 and 2004 from the Dharwad constituency. He left Janata Dal-United in 2008 and joined Bharatiya Janata Party, was elected MLA from Shiggaon constituency of Bommai Haveri district in the 2008 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections. Basavaraj Bommai was made the Home Minister of Karnataka earlier this year. He was also a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2008.

Let us tell you, BS Yediyurappa submitted his resignation from the post of Chief Minister to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Monday. There was speculation of a change of leadership in the state for several months. Yeddyurappa, who played a key role in forming the first BJP government in South India, led the state four times.