Siddaramaiah has been sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term today, along with the Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar as the Deputy Chief Minister.
The oath ceremony took place at 12.30 PM at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, where Mr Siddaramaiah took oath in 2013, when he became Chief Minister for the first time.
Among the opposition leaders invited to the event were Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
The Congress named Mr Siddaramaiah, 75, as the next Chief Minister and its state chief DK Shivakumar, a strong contender for the top post, as his only deputy on Thursday, ending the tense deadlock after prolonged parleys involving its central leadership.
Mr Siddaramaiah has become the Chief Minister for the second time after his earlier five-year stint from 2013. While 61-year-old Shivakumar, who had earlier worked as Minister under Mr Siddaramaiah, will also continue as the party's Karnataka state president till Parliamentary elections are over next year.
Here are the Highlights on Karnataka oath ceremony:
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah issues order to implement Anna Bhagya Yojana which provides 10 kg of rice per person per month to BPL families free of cost.- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah issues order to implement Gruha Lakshmi scheme after the first meeting of the state Cabinet of the newly-formed government in Karnataka- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
The scheme will provide financial assistance of Rs 2,000 a month to every woman head of household in Karnataka.
"ಕಾನೂನಿನ ಮೂಲಕ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿತವಾದ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಸಂವಿಧಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಜವಾದ ಶ್ರದ್ಧೆ ಮತ್ತು ನಿಷ್ಠೆ ಹೊಂದಿರುತ್ತೇನೆಂದು, ಭಾರತದ ಸಾರ್ವಭೌಮತ್ವ ಮತ್ತು ಅಖಂಡತೆಯನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಹಿಡಿಯುತ್ತೇನೆಂದು,- CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) May 20, 2023
ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಗಳಾಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಪೂರ್ವಕವಾಗಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅಂತಃಕರಣಪೂರ್ವಕವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತೇನೆಂದು, ಭಯ ಅಥವಾ... pic.twitter.com/WFqE6eLURz
Congratulations to Shri @siddaramaiah Ji on taking oath as Karnataka CM and Shri @DKShivakumar Ji on taking oath as Deputy CM. My best wishes for a fruitful tenure.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 20, 2023
After formally taking charge as Karnataka's Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah said, "We had made a slew of promises in our manifesto. We gave our word to the people of Karnataka through our five guarantees. We have taken consensus in the first cabinet meet to implement the five guarantees. In 2013-2018 of the 165 promises, we implemented 158. People trust us, but opposition BJP is leading the people in a wrong way. BJP in Karnataka was an irresponsible government."
My best wishes to new CM Shri @Siddaramaiah and new Deputy CM Shri @DKShivakumar for this new chapter of governance in the state.- Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 20, 2023
It's time for our people in Karnataka to begin their journey towards guaranteed development with Congress Govt. pic.twitter.com/5kaWNPjd78
1. कर्नाटक विधानसभा चुनाव उपरान्त मंत्रिमण्डल में श्री डी के शिवकुमार को उपमुख्यमंत्री बनाकर कांग्रेस ने अपनी अन्दरुनी कलह को थोड़ा दबाने का प्रयास किया है, किन्तु दलित व मुस्लिम समाज की उपेक्षा क्यों, जबकि इन दोनों वर्गों ने एकजुट होकर कांग्रेस को वोट देकर विजयी बनाया।- Mayawati (@Mayawati) May 20, 2023
#WATCH | Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Karnataka Deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar share a light-hearted moment at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
Swearing-in ceremony to begin shortly. pic.twitter.com/DwZXPMVzzl
ಕಂಠೀರವ ಕ್ರೀಡಾಂಗಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂದು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ಸಮಾರಂಭದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ನೂತನ ಉಪ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ವಚನ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿದೆ.- DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) May 20, 2023
ಕೋಟ್ಯಂತರ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ಆಶೋತ್ತರಗಳು ಈಡೇರುವ ಸಮಯ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಭವ್ಯತೆಯನ್ನು ಮರಳಿ ತರಲು ನಾವು ಕಟಿಬದ್ಧ.
Took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka today.
As I embark on a... pic.twitter.com/YquMOpiw6l
#WATCH | Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge and party leaders Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Karnataka Government, in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/kKcgYIMnBY- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
Congress leader Siddaramaiah today formally took charge as Karnataka's new Chief Minister after taking oath and completing formalities at a massive event in Bengaluru where around 15,000 supporters had gathered.
Political observers said the promise of 'guarantees' found resonance with the people during the campaigning, particularly women, and played a key role in the stupendous victory of the Congress in the Assembly polls.
As many as eight Congress MLAs were sworn in as ministers in the Karnataka Cabinet during the oath-taking ceremony in Bengaluru on Saturday.
Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs at the swearing-in ceremony held at the jam-packed Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's son Priyank Kharge, party's MLAs G Parameshwara and MB Patil were among the eight MLAs.
LIVE: Swearing-in ceremony | Bengaluru, Karnataka https://t.co/KCn6vsJBLl- Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 20, 2023
Newly inducted Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, his deputy DK Shivakumar, and other members of the cabinet with Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot at the oath ceremony in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/d21Fzv3OKm- NDTV (@ndtv) May 20, 2023
#JustIn | Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy sworn in as a Karnataka cabinet minister. pic.twitter.com/QEByTgXASr- NDTV (@ndtv) May 20, 2023
Shri @DKShivakumar takes the oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.- Congress (@INCIndia) May 20, 2023
We shall fulfill every promise made, leaving no stone unturned.
📍Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/gxmy6ByZdz
#Pics | Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrive in Bengaluru to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Congress government in Karnataka. pic.twitter.com/ActEBIARjd- NDTV (@ndtv) May 20, 2023
Karnataka swearing-in ceremony | Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar display a show of unity with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. pic.twitter.com/IRihOfOWJu- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and NCP president Sharad Pawar also attend the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Karnataka Government at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/sUUAlOHV9a- ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2023
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's son Priyank Kharge, party's MLAs G Parameshwara and MB Patil are among the eight MLAs who will be sworn in as ministers in the state Cabinet during the oath-taking ceremony in Karnataka on Saturday.
According to a letter to the Governor by the Karnataka Congress Legislative Party dated May 20, the other MLAs who will be sworn in today include 7-time MP KH Muniyappa, KJ George, Satish Jarkiholi, Ramalinga Reddy and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan.
The oath-taking ceremony of Siddharamaiah as Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister, and eight MLAs as ministers will be held today at Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium at around 12:30 pm.
Siddaramaiah will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term today, along with the KPCC chief D K Shivakumar as the Deputy Chief Minister.