Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister on Thursday hours after the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead in a pre-dawn hearing.
Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office to Yeddyurappa at 9am in the 'Glass House' of Raj Bhavan amid tight security.
Yeddyurappa, 75, took the oath in Kannada in the presence central and state leaders of the BJP and newly-elected legislators and senior officials.
Earlier in the day, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court declined to stay the swearing-in of Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister.