Basavaraj Somappa Bommai (born 28 January 1960) is the present Minister for Home Affairs and Cooperation in the state of Karnataka, India. He previously served as Minister for Water resources in the Government of Karnataka.[1]

Basavaraj Bommai
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Basavaraj Bommai
Minister of Cooperation
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
27 Setpmeber 2019
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Preceded byBandeppa Kashempur
Minister for Home Affairs excluding Intelligent Wing
Government of Karnataka
Assumed office
26 Aug 2019
GovernorVajubhai Vala
Chief MinisterB. S. Yediyurappa
Preceded byM. B. Patil
Minister for Water Resources
In office
7 June 2008 – 13 May 2013
GovernorHansraj Bharadwaj
Chief Minister(s)B. S. Yediyurappa
D. V. Sadananda Gowda
Jagadish Shettar
Succeeded byM. B. Patil
MLA
Assumed office
25 May 2008
ConstituencyShiggaon
Member of Legislative Council
In office
1998–2008
Personal details
Born (1960-01-28) 28 January 1960 (age 59)
Hubli, Karnataka, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Chennamma
ResidenceBangalore

He is the son of former Chief Minister of Karnataka, S. R. Bommai. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering, he started his political career with the Janata Dal. He was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council, twice (in 1998 and 2004) from Dharwad local authorities constituency.[2] He left the Janata Dal (United) and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in February, 2008.[3] In the 2008 Karnataka state elections, he was elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Shiggaon constituency in Haveri district. A graduate Engineer, and an agriculturist and industrialist by profession, he is widely acclaimed for his contributions to innumerable irrigation schemes and deep knowledge regarding Irrigation matters in Karnataka.[4] He is also credited with implementing India's first 100% piped irrigation project at Shiggaon in Haveri district of Karnataka.[5][6][7]

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