Yediyurappa’s trusted aide Basavaraj Bommai to be new Karnataka chief minister


Outgoing chief minister B S Yediyurappa’s close confidant and state’s home minister Basavaraj Bommai is to be the 20th CM of Karnataka. He will be sworn in on Wednesday. Bommai’s elevation to the top post keeps two key constituents for BJP — Lingayat community and Yediyurappa — happy.