On Day 1, new CM transfers intel officers
The fanfare of 2008 was missing but the white safari suit and green shawl— in honour of the farmers—were the same. B S Yeddyurappa, who took oath in a low-key ceremony, touched the stone steps before entering Vidhana Soudha; held a puja in his chambers and re-arranged furniture to be vaastu-compliant.
His first query to the senior officials was on implementing the promised loan waiver to farmers and weavers. Officials asked for some time to sort out the modalities. He also transferred some senior IPS officers, mainly of the intelligence wings, and named a new principal secretary. Late in the evening, he visited the Siddalinga Mutt in Tumakuru to seek the blessings of pontiff Shivakumar Swami.