S Basavaraj Bommai: A former socialist who owes allegiance to BJP now

(This story initially appeared in blank on Jul 28, 2021)

With a political profession spanning over 21 years, S Basavaraj Bommai has at all times been thought-about a former socialist now owing allegiance to BJP.

For, his father and former chief minister SR Bommai was from Janata Dal and he too started his political profession from the identical occasion. He has a slightly tolerant strategy versus a tough Hindutva stand, a lot in the identical type as his different mentor, former chief minister BS Yediyurappa.

A 3-time MLA and two-term MLC, Bommai (61) is taken into account to be as shrewd as his father. That Bommai was chosen as Yediyurappa’s successor inside 24 hours of the resignation suggests his continued affiliation with the Lingayat strongman has yielded wealthy dividends.

The meteoric rise, inside 13 years of becoming a member of BJP, signifies his astute political sense and ease with which he navigated the tumultuous instances and scandals dogging Yediyurappa. It might be recalled that Bommai didn’t go away BJP to affix Yediyurappa when he created KJP in 2013. Nevertheless, it’s mentioned he performed an important position in bringing him again to BJP on the insistence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On becoming a member of the BJP authorities in 2018, Bommai turned Yediyurappa’s shadow. He was given the twin accountability of house in addition to legislation and parliamentary affairs to assist him make essential selections. Although hailing from the smaller sub-caste (Sadar) of the Lingayat group, Bommai appears to be a selection that each Yediyurappa and the central management have agreed upon. Whereas his appointment could also be thought-about a setback for the anti-Yediyurappa camp, the central management’s calculations counsel Bommai could assist BJP hold the previous chief minister shut and thereby hold a stranglehold on the Lingayat votebank. | S Basavaraj Bommai: A former socialist who owes allegiance to BJP now


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