Basavaraj Bommai Biography: Birth, Age, Early Life, Education, Political Career and More About Karnataka Chief Minister
Outgoing Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's close confidant Basavaraj Bommai became the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. The 61-year-old three-time MLA from Shiggaon in North Karnataka and son of former Karnataka Chief Minister late SR Bommai was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka in a ceremony held at 11 a.m. at Raj Bhawan today by Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot.
ರಾಜ್ಯದ ನೂತನ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಸವರಾಜ ಬೊಮ್ಮಾಯಿ ರವರು ಇಂದು ಘನತೆವೆತ್ತ ರಾಜ್ಯಪಾಲರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಥಾವರಚಂದ್ ಗೆಹ್ಲೋಟ್ ರವರಿಂದ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ವಚನ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದರು.— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) July 28, 2021
ನಿಕಟಪೂರ್ವ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಶ್ರೀ ಬಿ.ಎಸ್.ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ರವರು ಈ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದು ನೂತನ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಶುಭಕೋರಿದರು.@BSBommai @TCGEHLOT @BSYBJP pic.twitter.com/F0Hsu5qQMK
He was appointed on 27 July 2021 by the party's high command as the Legislative Party Leader after former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tendered his resignation to Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot.
After taking the oath for the Chief Ministerial post, Basavaraj Bommai said that the floods and COVID-19 pandemic are on the priority list of his government. Furthermore, he will continue working for the upliftment of the poor, farmers and the health care system.
Through this article, let us have a look at his early life, education and political career.
Basavaraj Bommai: Birth, Early Life and Education
Born on 28 January 1960, Basavaraj Bommai is the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister S.R. Bommai and Gangamma. He was born in Hubli, Mysore State (present-day Karnataka).
He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (now KLE Technological University). Bommai started his career with Tata Group and went on to become an agriculturist and an industrialist.
Basavaraj Bommai: Political Career
Basavaraj Bommai was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council twice from Dharwad local authorities constituency-- first in 1998 and then in 2004.
From 1999-2000, he served as the Political Secretary to former Karnataka Chief Minister JH Patel and was the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative council.
In February 2008, he left Janta Dal (United) and joined Bharatiya Janata Party. The same year he was elected to Karnataka Legislative Assembly from the Shiggaon constituency.
From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Minister of Water Resources in the B.S. Yediyurappa, Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar cabinet. He is widely known for implementing innumerable irrigation schemes in the Indian State of Karnataka. He is also credited for implementing India's first 100% piped irrigation project at Shiggaon in the Haveri district of Karnataka.
In the fourth Yediyurappa ministry, he held several ministerial portfolios such as Home Minister, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister, and Cooperations Minister.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he imposed stringent lockdown and put forth stern rules for the wanderers. During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, he transformed his residence into a Covid Care Centre. The centre can accommodate 50 patients, thereby reducing the burden on the Shiggaon taluk hospital.
Basavaraj Bommai: Personal Information
He is married to Chennamma and the couple has a son and a daughter. Basavaraj Bommai hails from the Banajiga sub-sect of the politically influential Lingyat community. His wife is a homemaker. His net worth is around 4 crores. His hobbies are reading, writing, playing Golf, and Cricket. His native address is No. 52, Adarsh Nagar, Hubli, Dharwad District.