Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

The 61-year-old leader is administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

Basavaraj Bommai taking the oath. PTI

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 28

Leader of BJP’s Karnataka Legislature Party Basavaraj S Bommai was sworn in as the 23rd chief minister of the state at a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru.

Also read: Basavaraj Bommai: Lingayat leader with origins in Janata Parivar

He was administered oath of office by Governor Thawarchand Gehlot.   

Bommai has succeeded BS Yediyurappa, who had resigned from the top post on Monday on the directives of the central leadrship.

Before the oath-taking, Basavaraj Bommai went and met BJP’s central observer Dharmendra Pradhan and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.

According to reports from Bengaluru, Bommai also offered prayers at Bhagvan Sri Maruthi Temple in the state capital ahead of his swearing-in.

The new chief minister was the home minister in the BS Yediyurappa government and was among the top contenders for the job.

During the BJP’s legislature party meeting on Tuesday, Bommai was elected unanimously after his name was proposed by BS Yediyurappa and seconded by Karjol Ashok Eshwarappa and all other BJP MLAs.

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