BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister

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BS Yeddyurappa at the oath-taking ceremony
BS Yeddyurappa at the oath-taking ceremony

Bengaluru : Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of the state for the fourth time.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 76-year old Yeddyurappa at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.

Yeddyurappa was the alone leader who has been sworn in.

Yeddyurappa-led BJP ministry is assuming office three days after the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) government with the defeat of the motion of confidence moved by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in the assembly by 99-105 votes.

While there were serious doubts on his name as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, but then suddenly on Friday morning he went to meet the Governor to stake claim and requested him to administer the oath of office and secrecy Friday itself, following which Vala invited him to form the government.

This is the fourth stint for Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister - the last one was after the May 2018 Assembly polls, when he barely lasted three days after being sworn in.