NewDelhi: Basavaraj S Bommai a strong Lingayat leader from north Karnataka replacing another, for the top post of the state after been elected by the legislature party meeting as new CM succeeding BS Yediyurappa under the guidance of BJP’s Central observers G. Kishan and Reddy Dharmendra Pradhan.
As per the reports Yediyurappa proposed Bommai’s name in the meeting and and it was unanimously elected by the BJP legislators.
Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot has invited Bommai to form the government and he take oath at 11 am on July 28 at RajBhavan.
Bommai told media that “Gov had invited him after I have informed the Hon. Governor about my election as legislature party leader. We have decided to take that oath tomorrow at 11 AM in the Glass House in the Raj Bhavan.
Meanwhile, the 61-year-old BJP leader informed that tomorrow he will take the oath of office alone.
Bommai Born on January 28, 1960 is currently holding the portfolio of Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs in the Karnataka government. He was rewarded for his loyalty since he stayed in the BJP forte when Yediyurappa launched his own party KJP but his closeness with Yediyurappa’s worked for him.
Bommai the son of former Karnataka CM and Janata Dal leader S.R. Bommai, who had joined BJP from the Janata Parivar. A Mechanical Engineering graduate and agriculturist by profession, he started his political career with the Janata Parivar. He started his political career by becoming MLA in 1998 and 2004 from Dharwad. He too has joined BJP along with his father in 2008.
Bommai soon after joining the BJP in February 2008 got elected to the Assembly from Shiggaon constituency in Haveri, when Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister Since then there is no looking back and his bond with Yedi was getting closer and stronger.
He was appreciated and acknowledged by his peers and public for his deep and practical knowledge of irrigation matters with contributions to innumerable irrigation projects. He was also credited for implementing India’s first 100 per cent piped irrigation project at Shiggaon in Haveri in Karnataka.