Bangalore: Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at a ceremony held in Bengaluru yesterday. DK Sivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister, G. Parameshwara, KH Muniyappa and 8 others took office as Ministers. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Khelat, Nationalist Congress President Sarath Pawar and other important leaders participated in the ceremony.
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections were held in a single phase on May 10. Out of the total 224 constituencies, the Congress won 135 seats in a landslide. After 38 years, the party was elated as it won more than 130 seats.
Congress top decision: Meanwhile, former chief minister Siddaramaiah, state president TK Shivakumar, former deputy chief minister G. Parameshwar and former minister MP Patil are competing for the post of chief minister. After 4 days of intense negotiations, the Congress top elected Siddaramaiah as Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister.
Subsequently, both went to Delhi and held discussions with Congress National President Mallikarjuna Kharge and senior leader Rahul Gandhi.
Participation of one lakh people: In this case, the swearing-in ceremony was held with great excitement at the Srikandeerava Stadium in Bengaluru yesterday. More than one lakh people from all over Karnataka participated in it. More than 5 thousand policemen were engaged in 5 phases of security.
Congress leaders from Karnataka, MPs, Kannada actors Shivraj Kumar, Duniya Vijay and others also participated.
In the name of God, Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Davarchand Khelat.
After assuming office, Siddaramaiah was greeted by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka. His son Yathindra and grandson Rakesh, who participated in the ceremony, were seen in a very emotional state.
Subsequently, DK Shivakumar took oath as Deputy Chief Minister in the name of his Guru Ajjaiah. Later, G. Parameshwar, K. H. Muniyappa, K. J. George, Ramalinga Reddy, M. P. Patil, Priyank Kharge, Satish Jar Kiholi and Jameer Ahmed Khan were sworn in as 8 ministers.
Greetings from Chief Minister Stalin: In the swearing-in ceremony, Congress National President Mallikarjuna Kharge, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Khelat, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Bagel, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soran, Nationalist Congress President Sarath Pawar, Jammu and Kashmir Former Chief Ministers Meghbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah, Communist Party of India General Secretary T. Raja, Marxist Communist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, former Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy, Visika President Thirumavalavan, Manima President Kamal Haasan participated as special guests.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Sivakumar, Mallikarjuna Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka were felicitated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Stalin wearing a shawl and presenting a swan painting as a souvenir.