A day after BS Yediyurappa resigned as the Karnataka chief minister, now all eyes are on Tuesday’s BJP legislature party meet in Bengaluru, where the name of the new CM is likely to be announced. The BJP high command has also sent Dharmendra Pradhan and G Kishan Reddy, along with BJP national general secretary in charge of Karnataka Arun Singh, to Bengaluru ensuring the smooth election of the new candidate at the legislature party meeting.

Meanwhile, sources tell NewsX that Basavaraj Bommai is likely to be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. The leader also spoke exclusively to NewsX reacting to speculation around his appointment as the Karnataka CM.

The observers are expected to reach Bengaluru Today itself after the parliamentary board picks on the new CM. A meeting of the legislature party will be convened by the party chief whip as per the directions of the BJP leadership.

Based on the legislature party decision, the Governor can invite the BJP legislature party leader to come forward and take oath as the new CM or the newly elected leader will communicate to the Governor his election as leader of the BJP in the state legislature and seek to take oath at a chosen date.

The schedule of the BJP picking a candidate to be the new CM and the candidate taking oath as CM is expected to be completed by Thursday.