Karnataka's new government headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took shape today when 28 ministers were sworn into the state Cabinet.
Within a couple of hours after taking over as Karnataka's 22nd chief minister today, Siddaramaiah reiterated many of his party's campaign promises, and added a whole lot more that will cost the state another Rs 4,409 crores.
The Congress celebrated its Karnataka victory with a massive oath-taking ceremony for new Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at Bangalore's Kanteerava Stadium today.
A subsidy of Rs 4 per litre of milk will be given to dairy producers and families across Karnataka, state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced in Bangalore on Monday.
A 50 year-old Congress supporter died after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the jam packed Kanteerava stadium in Bangalore today, police said.
K Siddaramaiah is not known to mince words or hide his ambitions. Whenever BJP members in the last government taunted him about being ambitious, Mr Siddaramaiah, then Leader of the Opposition, would aggressively and without hesitation declare that he would one day be Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Karnataka: The Congress' K Siddaramaiah will take over as the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka at a massive function planned in Bangalore's Kanteerava Stadium today. 64-year-old Siddaramaiah will be sworn in alone by the state Governor H R Bhardwaj; 50,000 people from his home district Mysore and nearby areas are expected to attend.
Siddaramaiah, who led the Congress' battle against BJP Government's corruption in Karnataka, will take oath on Monday as the 22nd Chief Minister of the state.
Terming the electoral outcome in Karnataka as no surprise, BJP leader LK Advani today said the party had erred in not taking immediate and firm action on allegations of corruption against former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and that its handling of the state had been "absolutely opportunistic".