"I am confident that I will be the Chief Minister for the next five years and will deliver stable governance with everyone's cooperation," Mr Kumaraswamy said in his maiden press conference in Bengaluru after assuming office on May 23.
Calling himself a "sevak" (servant) of the people of Karnataka, the Chief Minister said he was committed to addressing the concerns of all the people whether or not they voted for his party in the May 12 Assembly election.
"My statement earlier only meant that nothing can go wrong with the coalition government till 2019 Lok Sabha elections. But I am certain that I will remain the Chief Minister for the next five years," he said.
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