HD Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony: Oppn leaders arrive in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The stage is all set for the swearing-in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. Several opposition leaders and chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states are expected to take part in the oath-taking ceremony which will be held at 4:30 pm in front of the Vidhan Souda.

Congress’ G Parameshwara will also take oath as the deputy chief minister of Karnataka.

Meanwhile, the BJP is observing ‘Anti-People Mandate Day’ in Karnataka.

Karnataka BJP supreme B S Yeddyurappa, who stepped down as the chief minister of the state within 55 hours of swearing-in, said, “Hunger, greed and power is the basis of JD(S)-Congress alliance, such alliance will not even last 3 months.”

The Congress and the JD(S) stitched an unexpected alliance soon after the state threw a fractured mandate on May 15. Of the state's 34 ministries, 22 would go to the Congress and 12, including the post of the Chief Minister, will be with the JD(S).

Here are the LIVE updates from Karnataka:

01:52 pm: CPI(M) chief Sitaram Yechury, NCP president Sharad Pawar and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav arrive in Bengaluru to take part in Kumaraswamy's  oath-taking ceremony.

01:24 pm: “We've come here to witness swearing in ceremony of H D Kumaraswamy and express our solidarity to him. In future we'll work together to protect and promote national interest. We're here to strengthen all regional parties,” said Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

01:23 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu arrives at Bengaluru.

(Photo: ANI/Twitter)(Photo: ANI/Twitter)

 

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