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Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka CM

BJP gets its first CM in the south with BS Yediyurappa being sworn in by Governor Rameshwar Thakur to head the Karnataka government.

india Updated: Nov 13, 2007 02:38 IST

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday got its first chief minister in the south with BS Yediyurappa being sworn in by Governor Rameshwar Thakur to head the Karnataka government.

No one from coalition partner Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) was sworn in as the party had decided on Sunday to join the ministry only after Yediyurappa proved his majority on the floor of the assembly, expected on Nov 15.

Along with Yediyurappa, BJP's Govind Karjol, VS Acharya, Jagadish Shettar and R Ashok also took the oath of office in the brief ceremony that began exactly at noon on the steps of the state Vidhana Soudha (secretariat).

The BJP/JD-S combine claims the support of 129 legislators in the 225-member assembly.