Siddaramaiah takes oath as Karnataka Chief Minister at mega ceremony in Bengaluru today
Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru
Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term today, along with the Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar as the Deputy Chief Minister. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Chief Minister and his Cabinet at 12.30 pm at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The venue is the same place where Siddaramaiah took oath in 2013, when he became Chief Minister for the first time.
Elaborate security measures were in place in and around the venue to ensure that the event goes on smoothly without any hurdles.
The top brass of the Congress party including the Gandhi family members - Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, party's national president Mallikarjun Kharge were present on the occasion.
The Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled states including Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel attended the event.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Deputy Tejashwi Yadav, former Jammu, and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and Farooq Abdullah were also present during the swearing-in ceremony.
Other opposition leaders who were present include Sharad Pawar, and Kamal Haasan.
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan attends the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Karnataka Government in Bengaluru.
The grand old party emerged victorious with a significant vote share and 136 seats in the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023.
The Congress has promised to implement the guarantees' of 200 units of free power to all households (Gruha Jyoti), ₹ 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family (Gruha Lakshmi), 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household (Anna Bhagya), ₹ 3,000 every month for graduate youth and ₹ 1,500 for diploma holders (both in the age group of 18-25) for two years (YuvaNidhi), and free travel for women in public transport buses (Shakti), on the very first day of assuming power in the state.
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