Bangalore: Basavaraj S Bommai, son of former Chief Minister S R Bommai, will be the new CM of Karnataka – the largest state in South India. The capital of Karnataka is a major IT hub in this part of the world.
Bommai is to take oath at 11 am on Wednesday 28 July 2021. He was unanimously elected as the Leader of BJP’s Karnataka Legislature Party on Tuesday. A day earlier, outgoing Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa had announced at a programme organised to mark the celebration of 2 years of his government that he had decided to quit. He also told the gathering that he would be meeting the Governor after lunch to tender his resignation.
Bommai’s name was proposed by Yeddyurappa and backed unanimously by all MLA’s at the Karnataka BJP Legislature Party meeting.
Yeddiyurappa has reiterated his commitment to making his Party stronger in Karnataka.
On the outgoing CM
He has been an exemplar of virtues that behove the greatest of administrators that this land has seen
His empathy, care for the downtrodden, forward looking, deeply grounded policies, & more than anything, his down to earth personality will serve as ideal for anyone aspiring to be in public life
Even in his resignation, he has set an example for all of us to place Party ahead of self. His selfless public service of 50+ years is unparalleled in the history of Indian polity……If the BJP is the most loved party in Karnataka today, it’s greatly because of your relentless hardwork in building the organisation ground up. – Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP from Bangalore South constituency