Karnataka Swearing-In Ceremony Live Updates: Siddaramaiah To Take Oath As Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar As His Deputy
New Delhi: Siddaramaiah will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term today and Karnataka Congress President TK Shivakumar will be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister today.
The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12.30 pm at Kandirawa Maidan in Bangalore where Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as Chief Minister for the first time in 2013.
Opposition leaders invited to the event include Nationalist Congress President Sarath Pawar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
The Congress has nominated 75-year-old Mr. Siddaramaiah as the next Chief Minister and its state president D.K. Sivakumar, a strong contender for the top post, was named as his deputy on Thursday.
Mr. Siddaramaiah will be sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time after a five-year term from 2013. The 61-year-old Sivakumar, who earlier served as a minister under Mr. Siddaramaiah, will also continue as the Karnataka state president of the party till the Parliament. Elections will be held next year.
8 MLAs sworn in as ministers, strong govt votes: Mallikarjun Kharge
Ahead of Siddaramaiah’s swearing-in ceremony as Karnataka Chief Minister on Saturday, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said eight MLAs will be sworn in as ministers in the cabinet and at the same time a strong government has come to power in the state.
Kharge said that he will attend the program and will leave for Bengaluru shortly.
All eight MLAs (in the state cabinet) who will be sworn in as Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and Ministers today. I’m going for it too. That’s one thing. It is heartening that a new and strong Congress government has come to power in Karnataka. This will benefit Karnataka and create a good environment in the country,” Mr Kharge told ANI.