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BJP cadres chant 'Modi, Modi' at Yeddyurappa's swearing-in

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Loud chants of "Modi, Modi" by about 100 jubilant cadres of the BJP were heard at the oath-taking ceremony of their leader as the of at here on Thursday.

Even as Yeddyurappa was signing the relevant papers after taking oath in Kannada, administered by Vajubhai R. Vala, the "Modi, Modi" chants reverberated across the 'Glass House' in the green lawns of in the city centre.

Excited over Yeddyurappa, 75, becoming for the third time, celebrations broke out in front of Raj Bhavan, at the party's office in the city's northwest suburb and many districts across the southern state.

Sporting a green shawl, symbolising solidarity with farmers in the state, Yeddyurappa took the oath in the name of god and farmers.

Among the party's national and state leaders present at the simple swearing-in ceremony were Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, J.P. Nadda, and and lawmakers from the state and

Though Yeddyurappa was seen smiling and waving the victory, he did not speak to the media on the occasion but headed to the state's secretariat in the nearby that also houses the

The BJP leader, who was invited by the on Wednesday to take oath as the and form the government, was directed to prove his majority on the floor of the House within 15 days of assuming office.

"We will get the support and prove our majority on the floor of the House," a for Parliamentary Affairs told reporters outside

Sadanand Gowda called it an end of dictatorship as Yeddyurappa took the oath as the 23rd

"Though the power hungry JD-S (Janata Dal-Secular) and tried to stop the mass leader BSY (B.S.Yeddyurappa) from becoming CM, people of held hand of BSY tight. Dictatorship is over now. It's the people's government in Karnataka," Gowda tweeted.



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 11:44 IST