Bangalore: The stir that started after BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation as CM on completion of two years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka is now quiet. Basavaraj Bommai's name for the CM post has been unanimously approved at the legislature party meeting held on Tuesday (July 27, 2021) evening. It is said that it was BS Yediyurappa himself who proposed the name in the meeting and then other leaders agreed to it. Earlier, Basavaraj was holding the post of Home Minister in the Yediyurappa cabinet. He will be sworn in as CM at 3.20 pm on Wednesday, July 28.
Basavraj's father SR Bommai has also held the post of CM in the state. Basavaraj had also started his politics with the Janata Dal. In 1998 and 2004, he was elected to the Legislative Council twice from Dharwad. But in 2008, he joined the BJP and this year he won the MLA post from Shiggaon in Haveri district. Born on January 28, 1960, Basavaraj Bommai is currently the Home Minister of Karnataka. He has graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He has been praised for launching several irrigation projects in the state. He is also considered close to Yediyurappa.
After two years of government in Karnataka, CM BS Yediyurappa had announced at an event that he was stepping aside as his CM. However, when Bommai's name was passed today, he said, "We have unanimously elected Basavaraj S. Bommai as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party. I thank PM Modi for his support. Bommai will work hard under the leadership of the PM.''