On Visit to Delhi, New Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai Meets PM Modi, Amit Shah

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who landed in Delhi on Friday, 30 July, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital.

Taking to Twitter after the meeting, PM Modi wrote that he had conveyed his best wishes to CM Bommai and assured him full support for the development of Karnataka.

Along with Bommai, other ministers from Karnataka in the central government also met PM Modi on Friday.

After his meeting with Bommai, Shah wrote in a tweet, "Met the Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai. My best wishes to him and his team in taking the state to newer heights."

Prior to this, Bommai had held a meeting with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

A day before, the 61-year-old was quoted as saying, "I will visit Delhi tomorrow (Friday) to get the blessings of the PM, Home Minister (Amit Shah), Rajnath Singh, and JP Nadda. Within two-three days after that, I will meet them again after taking their appointment. We will discuss Cabinet formation, after which ministers will be picked."

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'Rich Legislative, Administrative Experience'

Bommai was sworn in as the Karnataka CM on 28 July, a day after he was selected for the post in the aftermath of BS Yediyurappa's resignation.

Congratulating Bommai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "he brings with him rich legislative and administrative experience". "I am confident he will build on the exceptional work done by our government in the state," the PM tweeted.

On Yediyurappa, Modi tweeted saying, "No words will ever do justice to the monumental contribution of Shri @BSYBJP (BS Yediyurappa) Ji towards our party and for Karnataka’s growth. For decades, he toiled hard, travelled across all parts of Karnataka and struck a chord with people. He is admired for his commitment to social welfare."

(With inputs from The Indian Express and ANI)

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