The swearing-in of B S Yeddyurappa as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on Thursday though his party is well short of a majority has evoked a mixed reaction from the public.
Many people felt it was too early for Yeddyurappa to have taken office while some others called it the right decision as the BJP emerged the single largest party.
Chandan R Shetty said in a Facebook post: "Democracy has been respected. People's mandate of Karnataka is not taken for granted. He is a farmer's son."
Amith C G's Facebook post read: "BSY has become the CM without charm and lacks enthusiasm. He knows that he is not worth of it and he has lost his credibility. Even he knows he will be pulled down from the position soon (sic)."
Harshitha Anand, a student, said, "It's high time we bring about a change in our government. Modi has been bringing in a remarkable change in the nation. With Modi's men leading, Karnataka can perform much better in the country."
But others haven't forgotten the days when Yeddyurappa resigned from the chief minister's post and went to jail on corruption charges.
Nikitha Thomas, another student, said, "Yeddyurappa was accused of corruption and he is still being chosen as a CM. Now that he has come (to) power, he will only concentrate to fill his own pocket and nothing else (sic)."
The BJP's senior leaders, including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and BJP national president Amit Shah congratulate Yeddyurappa on Twitter. Curiously, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn't yet congratulate him on social media.