BJP MLA Basavaraj S Bommai was elected the new chief minister of Karnataka on Tuesday, News 18 reported.
Bommai replaced BS Yediyurappa as the 20th chief minister of Karnataka.
Yediyurappa resigned as chief minister on Monday, the day he completed two years in office.
Bommai was elected the new CM by the BJP legislature in the presence of central observers.
Bommai, who was the Home Minister of Karnataka in the outgoing Yediyurappa Cabinet, had earlier refuted speculations of him becoming the next CM of Karnataka.
The 61-year-old leader is the son of former Karnataka CM SR Bommai.
Born on January 28, 1960, Bommai is a member of the Sadara Lingayat community.
A close confidant of the former Karnataka CM, he hails from the ‘janata pariwar’.