B. S. Yediyurappa
Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa (born 27 February 1943) is an Indian politician who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Yediyurappa is serving as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the fourth time, the only Chief Minister to do so in the history of Karnataka and he is also the only person in the history of Karnataka to serve 3 times as Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
In 2008, Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister after leading the BJP to a victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections, a first for the BJP in a South Indian state.In 2011, he resigned after being indicted over a corruption case; he was acquitted in 2016. Owing to alleged ill-treatment meted out to Yediyurappa by the BJP High Command, he left BJP and formed his own party, the Karnataka Janata Paksha. However, in 2014 he merged his party with the BJP and was subsequently elected to the 16th Lok Sabha from the Shimoga constituency, which he quit after being elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in May 2018. On 17 May 2018, he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, his third term in the office. Unable to get a majority support in the Assembly, he resigned just two days after taking office and H. D. Kumaraswamy took oath as CM. After the government of H. D. Kumaraswamy lost its majority on 23 July 2019 with the resignation of 17 MLAs, he became chief minister of Karnataka and took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 26 July 2019 and proved his majority on 29 July 2019. In the December by-elections, BJP won 12 seats out of the 15 under his leadership and gained full majority of 117 seats.