29 Facts About Basavaraj Bommai


Basavaraj Bommai is currently a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was previously a member of the Janata Dal and Janata Dal.


Basavaraj Bommai is a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the legislature of Karnataka for Shiggaon, from where he has been elected four times since 2008.


Basavaraj Bommai served as Minister for Water Resources and major and medium irrigation from 2008 to 2013, Home Affairs, Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Cooperation between 2019 and 2021 minister in charge of Haveri and Udupi districts from 2019 to 2021.


In July 2022, Bommai became only the second person from BJP Karnataka, to complete one year as chief minister of the state.


Basavaraj Bommai is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from KLE Technological University, and started his career with Tata Motors in Pune.


Basavaraj Bommai is married to Chennamma and has two children.


Basavaraj Bommai started his political career as a member of the Janata Dal in 1992.

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Basavaraj Bommai later served as a political secretary to then Chief Minister J H Patel.


Basavaraj Bommai contested the 1994 Karnataka legislative assembly elections from Hubli Rural constituency as a member of the Janata Dal.


Basavaraj Bommai was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Councilin 1998 from Dharwad local authorities constituency as a member Janata Dal.


Basavaraj Bommai quit the Janata Dal in February 2008 and later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the same month of the year.


Basavaraj Bommai is widely acclaimed for his contributions to irrigation schemes and deep knowledge regarding irrigation matters in Karnataka.


Basavaraj Bommai served as Minister in charge of Haveri and Udupi districts.


Basavaraj Bommai converted his residence at Shiggaon in Haveri district into a Covid Care Centre that could accommodate up to 50 patients, to reduce the burden on the Shiggaon taluk hospital.


Basavaraj Bommai appointed doctors and medical staff to take care of the patients along with oxygen concentrators.


Basavaraj Bommai was sworn in the next day as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, becoming the fourth chief minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state.


Basavaraj Bommai increased the pensions of widows, physically challenged and senior citizens of the state.


In September 2021, Basavaraj Bommai's administration faced criticism over the demolition of local temples that were not approved by the government, following a Supreme Court order.


Basavaraj Bommai revived Pratibimba - the Chief Minister's Dashboard, an online portal to review developmental works designed in line with that of Prime Minister's Office in October 2021.


Basavaraj Bommai's government passed the Anti-Conversion bill in December 2021, which prohibits forcible conversion of religion from one to another, by fraud, allurement or marriage.


Basavaraj Bommai presented his maiden Karnataka state budget with an outlay of 2.6 lakh crores in March 2022.


In May 2022, Basavaraj Bommai visited the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland to bring in investments to the state.


Basavaraj Bommai stated that he has inked MOUs with LuLu Group International and ReNew Power companies for Rs 52,000 crores investments over the next seven years.


In November 2022, Basavaraj Bommai's government inaugurated "The Statue of Prosperity" - a 108 feet tall statue of the city founder Kempe Gowda in Kempegowda International Airport of Bangalore, in the presence of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and other delegates.


Basavaraj Bommai's government was accused by various Christian groups for the 2021 anti-Christian violence in Karnataka, following the implementation of his Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Act or the anti-conversion law by his government.

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Basavaraj Bommai's Government issued an order stating that the uniforms mandated by the state government, the school managements or college development committees must be worn compulsorily.


Basavaraj Bommai received his resignation couple days later, and initiated a CID enquiry into the issue.


However, his party lost the majority in the assembly and Basavaraj Bommai conceded his party's defeat and stated "BJP has not been able to make the mark" and said would come back stronger in the successive Lok Sabha elections.


Basavaraj Bommai tendered his resignation as the chief minister of the state to the Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot on 13 May 2023 and served as a caretaker chief minister until the next government was formed.