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NDTV Exclusive: Basavaraj Bommai Says BJP Has Given Him “A Free Hand”


Basavaraj Bommai denied reviews that BS Yediyurappa interferes in “day-to-day affairs” of governance.

New Delhi:

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai refuted buzz of an impending management change within the authorities, reiterating that he has been given a “free hand” by the BJP management.

In an unique interview with NDTV, he mentioned “nothing is there”, when requested a direct query whether or not he shall be changed.

Requested about how his predecessor BS Yediyurappa was eliminated as Chief Minister with out a warning, Mr Bommai, who’s the twenty third Chief Minister of Karnataka, replied,”Each day is just not a Sunday. Excessive command has given me a free hand”.

Accused by the opposition of being Mr Yediyurappa’s “puppet”, Mr Bommai mentioned that he “takes inspiration” from the previous chief minister however denied reviews that the senior chief interferes in “day-to-day affairs” of governance.

“I take inspiration from BS Yediyurappa, his programme. He’s a mass chief. His function is to assist me govern. Yediyurappa doesn’t intervene in my day-to-day affairs,” mentioned Mr Bommai.

Hypothesis a few change of guard in Karnataka has refused to die down regardless of BJP formally confirming that Mr Bommai will lead the social gathering within the 2023 meeting polls within the state.

Mr Bommai, 62, appeared to defend the rising tide of communal violence within the state spearheaded by Hindutva outifts, blaming it on what he referred to as as a wave of assaults in opposition to Hindutva activists underneath the earlier Congress authorities. This, he mentioned, had brought on “uneasiness and anger in society”.

Referring to himself as an “umpire”, the Chief Minister mentioned that he’ll take motion in opposition to those that attempt to create regulation and order downside.

‘Do you anticipate nothing to occur after so many killings? My function is that of an umpire. I’ll go to the house of Muslim sufferer quickly,” he mentioned.

The Chief Minister additionally justified the anti-conversion regulation launched by his authorities. “‘Massive-scale unlawful conversions are going down within the state. Even my MLA’s mom was transformed to Christianity,” he mentioned. 

Mr Bommai additionally backed former minister KS Eshwarappa, who needed to step down from the put up after a contractor dedicated suicide accusing the minister of corruption.

“The corruption allegations are politically motivated. Contractors who allege corruption are backed by the Congress. The minister stop on ethical grounds,” he mentioned.

Basavaraj Bommai, who took over from BS Yediyurappa as Chief Minister, accomplished one yr in workplace on July 28.

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