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BS Yeddyurappa Sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister

India | | May 17, 2018, 10:18 am
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 BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time on Thursday (May 17), after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. (Image: AP)

BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time on Thursday (May 17), after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. (Image: AP)

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 The 75-year-old Lingayat strongman was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan amid loud cheering by his supporters. (Image: AP)

The 75-year-old Lingayat strongman was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan amid loud cheering by his supporters. (Image: AP)

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 Clad in all-white and sporting a green shawl over his shoulders, Yeddyurappa, 75, took the oath in Kannada in the name of god and farmers. (Image: AP)

Clad in all-white and sporting a green shawl over his shoulders, Yeddyurappa, 75, took the oath in Kannada in the name of god and farmers. (Image: AP)

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 Yeddyurappa was administered the oath alone, hours after the Supreme Court refused to stay his swearing-in. (Image: PTI)

Yeddyurappa was administered the oath alone, hours after the Supreme Court refused to stay his swearing-in. (Image: PTI)

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 The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112. Polling was held in 222 of the state's 224 seats. (Image: AP)

The BJP has 104 MLAs in the House, eight short of the magic figure of 112. Polling was held in 222 of the state's 224 seats. (Image: AP)

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 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after their leader BS Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka state in Bangalore. (Image: AP)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate after their leader BS Yeddyurappa sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka state in Bangalore. (Image: AP)