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Siddaramaiah sworn in as Karnataka CM; several national opposition leaders attend ceremony

M Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra among those present

Siddaramaiah sworn in as Karnataka CM; several national opposition leaders attend ceremony

A video grab of Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar taking oath.



PTI

Bengaluru, May 20

Siddaramaiah was sworn in as chief minister for the second term, along with state Congress president DK Shivakumar as deputy chief minister, and eight legislators as ministers on Saturday, exactly a week after the party swept the Assembly polls in Karnataka.

Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the chief minister and his cabinet at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here, where Siddaramaiah had taken oath in 2013, when he became chief minister for the first time.

The Legislators who were sworn in as ministers are G Parameshwara, KH Muniyappa, KJ George, MB Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge (AICC president M Mallikarjun Kharge's son), Ramalinga Reddy, and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan.

Mallikarjun Kharge, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended the ceremony, while former AICC president Sonia Gandhi was absent. Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh) and Sukhvinder Singh Sukku (Himachal Pradesh) and several top party leaders were also in attendance.

Congress chief Kharge had invited leaders of several like-minded parties for the swearing-in. The event seemed to be a show of strength for opposition parties amid unity efforts to take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, NCP president Sharad Pawar, National Conference supremo Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, actor-politician Kamal Haasan, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and CPI general secretary D Raja among others attended the event.

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