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Yeddyurappa takes oath in name of god, farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Draped in a green shawl on his white safari suit, B S Yeddyurappa took the oath as today in the name of God and farmers amid chants of "Modi, Modi" and sloganeering at the

The venue was all decked up for the culmination of a dramatic turn of events that had unfolded since the fractured mandate on May 15 with the BJP emerging as the single largest party but falling short of majority.

As administered Yeddyurappa the oath of secrecy and office, the man of the moment chose to take oath in the name of God and the farmers of

The 75-year old Lingayat strongman, who became for a second time, was projected in the run-up to assembly election as 'Raitha Bandhu' - the friend of the farmers.

Before leaving for Raj Bhavan, Yeddyurappa paid his obeisance at the here.

He was accompanied by his sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra, senior party functionaries including union ministers D V Sadananda Gowda and Prakash Javadekar and BJP national P Muralidhar Rao.

Amid Vedic hymns and playing of musical instrument 'Naadaswaram', the special prayers were performed.

After the swearing in, Yeddyurappa drove to the Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, and bowed at the entrance steps before entering his office as the new of the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 11:30 IST
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