Bengaluru: Congress veteran Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term on Saturday afternoon at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium. Along with him, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar also took oath as the deputy CM of the southern state. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister and his cabinet.
Along with the CM and the Deputy CM, eight MLAs also took the oath of office. The names include Dr. G Parameshwara, KH Muniyappa, KJ George, MB Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge (son of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge), Ramalinga Reddy, and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan.
Earlier in the day, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said that it was a matter of delight that a new and strong Congress government has come to power in Karnataka and various leaders are going to participate in the swearing-in ceremony scheduled on Saturday.
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