Kumaraswamy Sworn Takes Oath as 25th CM of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy leader of the JD(S) legislature party and the Congress-JD(S) combine, took oath in Bengaluru’s Vidhan Soudha as the Karnataka Chief Minister amid a massive show of opposition unity today on 23rd May 2018. With this, Karnataka saw a second Chief Minister sworn-in within a span of seven days. The Congress’ G Parameshwara took oath as Deputy Chief Minister, administered by Governor Vajubhai Bala. The swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by a galaxy of leaders from the opposition parties.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and others, attended the swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy. CPI(M) powerhouse Sitaram Yechury, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and NCP leader Sharad Pawar shared a dais during the oath-taking ceremony.
Kumaraswamy Sworn Takes Oath as 25th CM of Karnataka
HD Kumaraswamy entered electoral politics by contesting the Kanakapura Lok Sabha seat in 1996 and won. Kumaraswamy subsequently lost both parliamentary and assembly elections. He got elected to the assembly for the first time in 2004 when the JD(S) joined the coalition government headed by Congress’s Dharm Singh after the elections threw up a hung House. HD Kumaraswamy, 58, was sworn in as the Chief Minister for the second time. Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister for 20 months in the JD(S)-BJP coalition government during 2006-07.