India, July 28 -- Basavaraj Bommai was sworn in as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday, July 28. In the ceremony held at the glasshouse of state Raj Bhavan, Bommai took the oath from governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at 11am. Bommai is the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka. He was appointed for the post on Tuesday by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command as the Legislative Party Leader, a day after BS Yediyurappa turned in his papers.

Talking to reporters before the swearing-in, Bommai said he will soon hold a meeting with the senior officials in the government to take stock of the administration. On Cabinet formation, he said he met the observers from the party's high command. "I met Dharmendra Pradhan and Arun Singh this morning. T...