B. S. Yeddyurappa

B. S. Yeddyurappa

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Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa (), (born February 27, 1943) is an Indian politician and was the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka, sworn in on 30 May 2008. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and represents Shikaripura in the Karnataka legislative assembly. He became the Chief Minister of Karnataka after the BJP's success in the 2008 Karnataka Assembly election. He was also briefly the Chief Minister in November 2007 before the coalition government with Janata Dal collapsed. He is the first person from the BJP to become the Chief Minister of a South Indian state.

Personal life

Yeddyurappa was born on February 27, 1943 in the village of Bookanakere in Mandya district in the state of Karnataka. His father Siddalingappa and mother Puttathayamma belonged to the Lingayat community. He was named after the presiding deity of a Shaivite temple built by the saint Siddalingeshwara at Yediyur in Tumkur district of Karnataka. He completed his education with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

In 1965, he was appointed first-division clerk in the social welfare department but instead shifted to Shikaripur where he joined as a clerk at Veerabhadra Shastri's Shankar rice mill. In...
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