Basavaraj S Bommai was elected the new Chief Minister of Karnataka on July 27. He replaced BS Yediyurappa as the 20th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Basavraj Bommai was elected the new Karnataka CM by the BJP legislature in the presence of central observers and state in-charge and outgoing Chief Minister Yediyurappa.
BJP observer for Karnataka and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that Basavaraj S Bommai will be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, reported news agency ANI.
He is a Lingayat, the party’s traditional support base. He represents Shiggaon in Haveri, a north Karnataka district and he comes with prior administrative experience. He is known to maintain a cordial relationship with leaders from all parties.