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The 61 year old, BJP leader Basavaraj Somappa Bommai took oath as 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka state. In the ceremony at the Glass House of the Karnataka Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy.
Basavaraj Somappa Bommai is a son of Ex CM of Karnataka SR Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate and former Janata Dal (United) leader Bommai was appointed Karnataka’s Chief Minister by the BJP high command.
Before oath taking ceremony, Bommai met Yediyurappa and other Central leaders. The new CM began the day by visiting the Anjaneya Swamy temple in Bengaluru. On Wednesday afternoon, Bommai will take over the office of Chief minister after conducting a pooja at the CM Office in Vidhana Soudha.
After being sworn in, Bommai said floods and Covid-19 are the challenges that will be given priority. “I would like to thank all the people of Karnataka and BJP leaders for giving me this opportunity to serve the state as Chief Minister. I am grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national president JP Nadda and our leader BS Yediyurappa for choosing me. My first priority is the ongoing flood and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic,” Bommai addressed media at Raj Bhavan.
The new CM of Karnataka said that his government will work as a team for the poor and the farmers. “I will live up to the faith and trust the people of Karnataka have in me,” he added.