HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka. Before taking oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy visited the famous Chamundi Temple. After taking oath as state CM Kumaraswamy said that he will not be taken a U-turn on promises related to farmers. However, he clarified that there is no change in his position on farm loan waiver. The anti-BJP planks who attended the ceremony were Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, regional parties chief Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav(who have been made an alliance in UP), Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and others. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was in an aggressive mood as she landed in Bengaluru. “Jo hamse takrayega, chur chur ho jayega (Whoever dares to fight with us will be decimated),”.
The West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee was also present in the swearing event, she said with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu by her side. ” Mamta also Added that a swearing-in is an important event for democracy and this is a strengthen opportunity for regional parties. With Mamta, some other oppositions leaders, BSP Supremo Mayawati, SP President Akhilesh Yadav, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, N Chandrababu Naidu, and Pinarayi Vijayan, her counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala respectively, were also present in swearing-in of Kumaraswamy.
Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and socialist leader Sharad Yadav were also in attendance. The show of strength by a gathering of national leaders and regional satraps is being seen as a strong signal to the BJP about the possibility of formation of a broad-based front to take on the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls next year.
BJP observes ‘Black Day’ against coalition govt in Karnataka
The ruling BJP Government today observed a ‘black day’ against the JD(S)-Congress government headed by H D Kumaraswamy ahead of its swearing-in, and gave a call to the “sidelined” Congress leaders in the new coalition to join the saffron party. The BJP warned that it would hold a state ‘bandh’ if the new coalition government fails to fulfill its election promises.