The BJP leadership has chosen Basavaraj Bommai, its strongest leader from Karnataka and the successor of incumbent caretaker Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who will take oath sometime from now. Before the oath, Basavaraj Bommai said that BS Yediyurappa is his mentor and a great leader, his vast experience will help him run the state efficiently. Stating that he was not expecting a promotion, Basavaraj Bommai said he and many others were hoping that BS Yediyurappa would complete his term as chief minister.
Let us inform that Bommai also comes from the Lingayat community of Yeddyurappa, which is considered to be the most influential community in the state. The new Chief Minister will take oath today i.e. on Wednesday at 11 am. According to sources, the party may also bring Yeddyurappa’s son state vice-president VY Vijayendra in an important role. According to sources, three deputy chief ministers will also take oath along with Bommai. In Karnataka, Govind Karjol, R Ashok and Sriramlu will be the deputy chief ministers.
It is said that Basavaraj Bommai, son of former Chief Minister SR Bommai, has Yeddyurappa’s blessings. The 78-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran was among the first to congratulate Bommai for his new role. He had tweeted that congratulations to Basavaraj Bommai on being elected as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. I am sure that you will take Karnataka on the path of development and fulfill the aspirations of the people of the state.
Speaking to reporters, Bommai said Yeddyurappa was a true democrat and used to give free rein to his ministers. Bommai, the nominated chief minister after serving under him twice, said he did not see any problem in working under Yeddyurappa’s guidance and would seek his advice on all important issues. According to a report, Bommai said that he is like a father to me.
The BJP on Tuesday named Bommai, a mechanical engineer and former Janata Dal (United) functionary, as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, a day after caretaker Yeddyurappa resigned. Yediyurappa had on Monday resigned from the post of Chief Minister on completion of two years of his government. The governor had accepted Yediyurappa’s resignation and dissolved the council of ministers headed by him with immediate effect, but he was asked to continue serving as chief minister until alternative arrangements were made.