Supporters cheer as HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as 25th CM of Karnataka

Published: 23rd May 2018 07:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2018 02:51 PM  

Thousands of supporters gathered out side Vidhana Soudha complex, where H D Kumaraswamy was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday (Express Photo | Pandarinath B)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, N Chandrababu Naidu, and Pinarayi Vijayan, her counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala respectively, were present.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, N Chandrababu Naidu, and Pinarayi Vijayan, the counterparts in Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala respectively, were present. ( Photo | Vinod Kumar)
Supporters across the state thronged to Vidhana Soudha complex to witness the swearing-in ceremony of  HD Kumaraswamy as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at a grand ceremony , the seat of power in Bengaluru. (Photo | Pushkar V P)
Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly, BSP chief Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav, who have struck an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and socialist leader Sharad Yadav were also present. (EPS | Vinod Kumar)
The show of strength by a galaxy 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. IN PIC: Supporters taking selfie in front of Vidhana Soudha complex. (Photo | Pushkar V P)
The BJP boycotted the ceremony and observed a 'Black Day' during which it held statewide protests against the new coalition government, which it called 'unholy'. (Photo | Pushkar V P)
Supporters decked-up as deities awaits the swearing in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy. (Photo | Pushkar V P)
Supporters with painted faces cheer as HD Kumaraswamy swears-in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka. (EPS | Vinod Kumar)
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