Basavaraj Bommai Sworn in as CM of Karnataka
Mr. Basavaraj Bommai sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. He is the 20th Chief Minister of the state. Mr. Basavaraj Bommai was Administered the oath as the CM from Governor Thaavarchand Gehlot at Raj Bhavan. Before this Mr. Bomma along with former Chief Minister Yediyurappa reached Raj Bhavan.
Mr.Yediyurappa suggested his name as his successor and succeeded to make his close confidant CM. Mr.Basavaraj belongs to Lingayat community, son of former Chief Minister of Karnataka S.R.Bommai. He served as Minister for Home Affairs, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislature in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers which was dissolved on Monday.
On Tuesday Mr.Basavaraj Bommai was proposed by senior leader and caretaker CM Yediyurappa and was supported by Govind Karjol, R Ashoka, K S Eshwarappa, B Sriramulu, S T Somashekar, Poornima Srinivas.
At the time of Bommai's election the party had appointed Mr.Govind Karjol, Mr. R Ashoka, and B. Sri Ramulu as three Deputy Chief Ministers. It is the second instance of a father-son duo becoming chief minister of Karnataka, after H D Deve Gowda and H D Kumaraswamy.