The newly designated leader of the BJP legislature party Basavaraj Bommai is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, July 28. After days of speculation, BJP legendary BS Yediyurappa tendered his resignation as the Karnataka CM on Tuesday. Now, Basavaraj Somappa Bommai replaces him to be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. As per reports, the swearing-in will be held at 11 am today, at the Glass House in the Raj Bhavan. Earlier on Tuesday, Bommai had said Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot has invited him to form the government and he will take oath as the chief minister.
Shortly after his election as Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai said that he will strive to work for the welfare of the poor. "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. "It is a big responsibility in the given situation. I will strive to work for the welfare of the poor. It will be pro-people and pro-poor people governance. We will take all measures to fight COVID-9 and floods in the state," he said.
Born on January 28, 1960, Bommai belongs to the Sadara Lingayat caste, same as his predecessor Yediyurappa.