Karnataka would become the fourth state after Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to make a law against forced religious conversions.
The cabinet in Karnataka was expanded on Wednesday. Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath to 29 ministers at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
Karnataka's new Cabinet will take oath at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday at 2:15 pm, informed Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai earlier today.
Prior to meeting Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, Bommai told reporters that the state is gearing up to face the threat a possible third Covid wave.
Earlier this week, BS Yediyurappa had tendered his resignation as Karnataka Chief Minister, ending weeks of speculation over his continuance on the post.
Basavaraj Bommai took oath as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka at 11 am on Wednesday. Bommai reached Raj Bhavan to take oath as CM. BS Yediyurappa also accompanied him.
Former Karnataka Home Minister Bommai is a senior BJP leader and has previously handled many portfolios including Irrigation, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislature of Karnataka in the fourth Yediyurappa ministry.
Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot accepted his resignation and asked him to continue as the caretaker Chief Minister till the next CM is sworn in.