Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to seek trust votes.
Karnataka floor test on May 25
Rajnath Singh extends his wishes
Congratulations to Shri HD Kumaraswamy and Shri G Parameshwar on taking oath as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. I hope, Karnataka will move forward towards peace, progress and prosperity under the new Govt.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 23, 2018
#WATCH Opposition leaders, including Congress' Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi, SP's Akhilesh Yadav, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury and NCP's Sharad Pawar, with newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy at Vidhana Soudha. pic.twitter.com/kTnFBQ0cqC— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
Bengaluru: Opposition leaders, including Congress' Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi, SP's Akhilesh Yadav, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, WB CM Mamata Banerjee, RJD's Tejashwi Yadav, CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury, NCP's Sharad Pawar, & newly sworn in Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy at Vidhana Soudha. pic.twitter.com/nCTbqqkGqZ— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
Congress' G.Parameshwara takes oath as Deputy CM
Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi arrive at Vidhana Soudha for HD Kumaraswamy and G.Parameshwara's swearing in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy arrives at Vidhana Soudha for his swearing-in ceremony as Karnataka CM.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda at Vidhan Soudha
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury met, ahead of attending HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Bengaluru receives heavy rainfall ahead of swearing-in
Heavy rainfall lashed the city ahead of the oath taking ceremony. Though the initial rainfall between 2.15 to 3 pm disrupted the scheduled event, more showers are expected during the day. The city has still been recording showers. Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell too had forecast showers during the evening, indicating that the swearing-in could be hit by rainfall.
'We're here to strengthen all regional parties'
We've come here to witness swearing in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy & express our solidarity to him. In future we'll work together to protect & promote national interest. We're here to strengthen all regional parties: Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu&WB CM Mamata Banerjee in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/bRy7Qp1wWb— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
All is well: DK Shivakumar
No one is unhappy, we all are together. We are celebrating that our government is coming in power. I never said that I'm an aspirant of Karnataka Chief Minister post. All is well: Congress leader DK Shivakumar tells media.
BJP observes Anti-BJP Mandate Day
BJP observing 'Anti-People's Mandate Day' in #Karnataka in view of the swearing-in ceremony of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government. BS Yeddyurappa says, 'hunger, greed & power is the basis of JD(S)-Congress alliance, such alliance will not even last 3 months' pic.twitter.com/8OliMHlRaj— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
All the promises made in the manifesto will be implemented. Safeguarding the interest of the farming community is our top priority: Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy told media earlier in the day.
Shiv Sena had received invitation too (for HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony), HD Deve Gowda ji invited Uddhav ji hoping someone from us would come but all of us are busy for Palghar Lok Sabha By-Election. So we can't go but our best wishes are with him: Sanjay Raut,Shiv Sena told ANI.
JD(S) supremo H D Devegowda arranged a Special Pooja for Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru.
Chief Minister designate H D Kumaraswamy visited temples along with his family ahead of the swearing in ceremony. Kumaraswamy offered special prayers at Mysuru's famous Chamundeshwari temple before stopping at a temple in Ramanagara.
Elaborate arrangements have been made at the Vidhana soudha's campus for the swearing-in ceremony.