Basavaraj Bommai to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister today


Lingayat leader Basavaraj Bommai will take oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka at 11 am today at the Glass House in the Raj Bhavan. Bommai was announced as the new Chief Minister of the state following a party meeting at a private hotel in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

"I have informed the Governor about my election as the leader of the legislature party. He has invited me to form the government. We have discussed and decided that I will take oath tomorrow at 11 AM," Bommai said.

The 61-year-old leader also said that he alone will take the oath of office on Wednesday.

Apart from being a close associate of Yediyurappa, Bommai is the son of former state chief minister and ex-Union minister, the late SR Bommai. He was the home minister of Karnataka during Yediyurappa’s tenure.

Soon after his election as the leader of the BJP legislature party, Bommai, along with caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, drove to the Raj Bhavan to stake claim to form the government.