- Karnataka’s new CM Basavaraj Bommai to take oath on Wednesday morning
- His father SR Bommai was also the Chief Minister.
- Father and son have been CM in many states, from Tamil Nadu to Odisha
Basavaraj Bommai was on Tuesday elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislature party in Karnataka. With this, the way has been cleared for him to become the Chief Minister. With the swearing in of the Chief Minister’s post, Bommai’s name will become one of the father-son duo who have taken charge of different states.
Basavaraj Bommai’s father remained CM in 88-89
Basavaraj Bommai, a Lingayat leader from northern Karnataka, is the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister S R Bommai. He was the Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1988 to 1989. Bommai, 61, was holding the portfolios of Home, Law, Parliamentary and Legislative Affairs in the government led by former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
Deve Gowda family
Before Bommai, there is another father-son duo in Karnataka who took over as the Chief Minister and that is the family of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. Deve Gowda has also been the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Later his son HD Kumaraswamy also became the Chief Minister of the state.
Stalin and Karunanidhi
At present, there is another southern state where the father-son duo is included in this list. The current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is MK Stalin and his father M Karunanidhi has also been the Chief Minister of the state. After the death of Karunanidhi, Stalin took over the reins of the party and led his party to great success in the last assembly elections and became the Chief Minister of the state.
Andhra and Odisha also
The name of the Reddy family of Andhra Pradesh is also included in this list. The current Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy is the son of former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy. The name of the Patnaik family of Odisha also occupies a prominent place in this list. His father Biju Patnaik has also been the Chief Minister of Odisha.
Example of Jharkhand, Meghalaya
Hemant Soren did this feat in Jharkhand by winning the last assembly elections. His father Shibu Soren has also taken charge of the state. The name of the northeastern state of Meghalaya is also included in the list of father-son becoming chief ministers. The name of the Chief Minister, Konrad Sangma, is included in the selected Chief Ministers of the country who managed to occupy the top post of the state after his father.
Pema Khandu in Arunachal
The neighboring state of Arunachal Pradesh has also done this feat. The Chief Minister there is Pema Khandu and his father Dorji Khandu has also been the Chief Minister of the state. Apart from these, there are other pairs of father and son in the politics of the country, who took charge of the chief minister’s post in their respective states.
These include the names of Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh, the Abdullah family of Jammu and Kashmir and the Chavan family of Maharashtra. Three generations of the Abdullah family got the privilege of becoming the Chief Minister. First Sheikh Abdullah became the Chief Minister of the state. He was followed by his son Farooq Abdullah and then his son Omar Abdullah as the Chief Minister of the state.
The name of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is also included in this list. His father Shankar Rao Chavan has also been the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The Chautala family of Haryana is also not behind in this matter. After Devi Lal, his son Om Prakash Chautala also became the Chief Minister of the state.
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