First-ever nationalist Govt in Karnataka takes oath today

published on May 30, 2008

BANGALORE : Scripting a new chapter in Karnataka’s political history, a 30-member BJP ministry led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was on Friday sworn-in here.

Yeddyurappa, who led the party to victory in the recent assembly polls, took oath in the name of farmers and God.

The 29 who were sworn-in as cabinet rank ministers are: Govind M Karjol, K S Eswarappa, V S Acharya, Mamtaz Alikhan, C M Udasi, R Ramachandra Gowda, R Ashok, S A Ravindranath, G Janardhana Reddy, Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, B N Bacchegowda, G Karunakara Reddy, Basavaraj Bommai, Shobha Karandlaje, B Sreeramulu, S Suresh Kumar, Krishna Palemar, Revunaik Bilamagi, Venkataramanappa, Aravind Limbavali, Krishnaiah Shetty, P M Narendra Swamy, H Halappa, D Sudhakar, Goolihatti D Shekar, M Rudrappa Nirani, Lakshman Savadi, S K Bellubbi and Shivaraj Tangadagi.

Governor Rameshwar Thakur administered the oath of office and secrecy to Yeddyurappa and 29 ministers on the portals of the Vidhan Soudha, the state secretariat. The function was attended by a galaxy of leaders, including BJP President Rajnath Singh, L K Advani, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, VHP leader Ashok Singhal, Gopinath Munde, Maneka Gandhi and thousands of party activists. 

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