- He joined the BJP from Janata Dal in 2008.
- Lingayat is a leader of the Hubli region
- The meeting to elect the prime minister was held on Tuesday night.
Basavaraj is the son of former Chief Minister SR Bomme. He joined the BJP from Janata Dal in 2008. The inauguration will take place on Wednesday at 3.30 pm. Basavaraj was reportedly considered for the post of Chief Minister in the interest of the Lingayat community.
Basavaraj was the Minister of the Interior in the Yeddyurappa government. He is a Lingayat leader from the Hubli region. Kishan Reddy, central observer for the party and Union minister, was present at the meeting to elect the prime minister.