Siddaramaiah was sworn in as chief minister (24th CM) for the second term, along with state Congress president D K 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.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attended the swearing in ceremony, while former Congress president Sonia Gandhi was absent. Chief Ministers of Congress ruled states and several top party leaders were also in attendance. 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 elections.
Tamil Nadu chief minister M K Stalin, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, NCP president Sharad Pawar, NC supremo Farooq Abdullah among others attended the event.
A beginning of New India: NPCC
DIMAPUR, MAY 20 (NPN): Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee president S Supongmeren Jamir has said that the thumping victory of Karnataka assembly election was the beginning of “New India”.
Supongmeren,who attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Karnataka government, said that the thunderous applause and the slogans of victory engulfing the streets of Karnataka was the deserving result of the blood, sweat and tears of the supporters, the party workers and its leadership on all levels.
“The people of Karnataka have shown that they will no longer accept governance on the narratives of divisional politics and corruption. When every strata of society comes together there is nothing that cannot be achieved,” he stated.
Supongmeren asked “if we Nagas could take a page of learning from the Karnataka chapter?”, adding that the people have witnessed a positive change which would kick off a chain reaction to work towards the change that was needed.
Meanwhile, NPCC congratulated the central leadership, chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy CM DK Shivkumar whose actions have inspired all to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.