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When Bengaluru turned saffron

May 30, 2008

Reportage: Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru

"Bengaluru has turned saffron," that was the common refarin among the citizens of Karntaka's capital on May 30. Bengaluru was indeed transformed thanks to the Bharatiya Janata Party forming its first independent government in south India.

A sea of humanity descended upon the IT capital of India to witness the swearing in ceremony of B S Yeddyurappa and his 29 member cabinet on the steps of the historic Vidhan Soudha which houses both the Karnataka legislative assembly and council.

At 1.50 pm, Yeddyurappa walked up the steps amidst cheers and chants to take oath as the 25th chief minister of Karnataka. He was sworn in by Governor Rameshwar Thakur. Yeddyurappa swore in the name of the farmers and God that he would provide a good administration and discharge his duties to the best of his ability.

Image: B S Yeddyurappa being sworn in by Governor Rameshwar Thakur as the 25th chief minister of Karnataka.
Photograph: KPN Photos

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