Karnataka CM Oath Taking Ceremony Live News Updates: Congress leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar have taken oath the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka respectively.
The new Karnataka government has stated that the five poll promises they made will become laws in the first cabinet meeting on Saturday itself.
On Saturday, eight Cabinet Ministers also took oath as part of the newly elected government.
The Karnataka Congress Legislature Party (CLP) had met on 18 May and formally selected Siddaramaiah as its leader. Following this, the CM-designate and his deputy-to-be DK Shivakumar met Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot to stake claim to form the government.
This comes after days-long talks as both the leaders made their cases before the Congress central leadership in Delhi and mobilised MLAs to support them in Karnataka.
The oath-taking ceremony is being held in Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium.
This will be Siddaramaiah's second term as the CM.
Several VIP politicians with Z+ category security are expected to attend the event, including the Gandhis, Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, Hemant Soren, MK Stalin, N Rangaswamy, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel, and Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu.
The Congress had won the Karnataka Assembly elections with 136 seats in the 224-member Assembly.
The BJP won 65 seats in the polls, followed by the JD(S)' 19.
The party released the first list of cabinet ministers on Saturday morning.
'Order For 5 Guarantees Given, Will Be In Force After first Cabinet Meeting': CM Siddaramaiah
"Five guarantees in the manifesto were promised and the order for the implementation of those five guarantees was given after the first cabinet meeting," CM Siddaramaiah said during a press conference.
"All will be in force after next cabinet meeting which will be called within a week," he added.
'Govt Before Us Was Useless': CM Siddaramaiah
"Government which was ruling before was useless, they couldn't get us the share of taxes properly. Centre has to give us Rs 5,495 crores as per the finance commission recommendation. Previous govt didn't get it. Nirmala Sitharaman is Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka and it's because of her and the PM Karnataka suffered losses," CM Siddaramaiah during a press conference at Vidhan Soudha.
When Will The Karnataka Legislative Assembly Session Be Held?
The Karnataka Legislative Assembly session is slated to be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, according to news agency ANI.
'Can Implement Guarantees Without Pushing State into a Debt Trap': Siddaramaiah
"I am confident that we can implement the guarantees without pushing the state into a debt trap," Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said in a press conference after the first meeting of the state cabinet, The Indian Express reported.
"To implement these promises we need approx Rs 50000 crore," he said.
Earlier, the Congress had promised that the five promises made during the elections will become laws in the first cabinet meeting of the new government.
PM Modi Congratulates Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar, who were sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka
"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," the Prime Minister tweeted.
Siddaramaiah & DK Shivakumar Reach Vidhana Soudha
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar reach Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
'Bharat Jodo Yatra The Reason For Victory': CM Siddaramaiah
Karnataka's new CM Siddaramaiah, addressing the gathering, said,
It’s with the support of everyone, blessing of everyone that the Congress has come to power. I want to clarify that the Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi is the main reason for this victory. I thank Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyanka Gandhi for campaigning fervently for us. I thank everyone especially the farmers, the backward sections who stood with us. I thank the people who wanted change and voted for our guarantees and we will pass the guarantees in the first cabinet meeting. This is the promise we are making to all people of Karnataka."
'All Promises Will Be Met': Kharge
AICC Chief Mallikarjun Kharge, addressing the gathering, said that the Congress does not say one thing and do another. "Our promises will be met," says Kharge.
Rahul Gandhi Promises Clean, Non-Corrupt Government
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the gathering in Karnataka, thanking the state public on behalf of the party and leaders.
Rahul Gandhi promised that the five promises made during the elections will become laws in the first cabinet meeting of the new government.
"We know the problems you've faced in the last five years. We had the truth and the poor on our side. The BJP had power, money, and everything else. But the public of Karnataka defeated them, their corruption, and their hate. We made you five promises - Rs 2000 to the women every month, 200 units of free electricity, 10 kg rice to every family, free bus travel for women, and graduates. We don't make fake promises. We do what we promise. "
Shivakumar Asks People To Wait for Kharge, Gandhis’ Address
Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar says that AICC Chief Mallikarjun Kharge, and Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be addressing the gathering.
BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
Ramalinga Reddy Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
Priyank Kharge Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader Priyank Kharge takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
Satish Jarkiholi Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader Satish Jarkiholi takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
MB Patil Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader MB Patil takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
KJ George Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader KJ George takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
KH Muniyappa Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader KH Muniyappa takes oath as the cabinet minister in the newly elected Karnataka government.
G Parameshwara Takes Oath as Cabinet Minister
Congress leader and former Deputy CM G Parameshwara takes oath as the cabinet minister.
DK Shivakumar Takes Oath as Deputy CM
Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar takes oath as the Deputy CM of the new Karnataka government.
Siddaramaiah Takes Oath as CM
Congress leader Siddaramaiah takes oath as the new chief minister of Karnataka. He's become the CM of Karnataka for the second time.
National Anthem Played Before Oath-Taking Ceremony
The national anthem was played at the stadium before the oath-taking ceremony.
Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Pawar in Attendance
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and NCP president Sharad Pawar also attend the swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru.
Show of Unity at Karnataka Cabinet Swearing-In
CM-designate and Deputy CM- designate Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar displayed a show of unity at the Karnataka Cabinet swearing-in.
Raj, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, HP CMs in Attendance
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghell, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, and former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath are also in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony.
Photos: Siddaramaiah To Swear In as Karnataka CM, Congress Workers Celebrate
Congress leader Siddaramaiah to be sworn in as Karnataka CM today. For more, click here.
Mehbooba Mufti at Karnataka Cabinet Swearing-In Ceremony
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti attends the swearing-in ceremony of the new Karnataka government in Bengaluru.
DK Shivakumar Welcomes MK Stalin, DMK Leaders
Deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar welcomed Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and other DMK leaders at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru ahead of the Karnataka cabinet's swearing-in ceremony, ANI reported.
Kamal Haasan Arrives at Kanteerava Stadium
Actor and politician Kamal Haasan reached the Kanteerava Stadium to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah.
Kharge, Shivakumar Reach Venue
Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, DK Shivakumar, Priyank Kharge, G Parameshwara, and DK Suresh reached the venue.
Shivakumar Welcomes Rahul, Priyanka To Bengaluru
Siddaramaiah Leaves For Kanteerava Stadium
Karnataka Congress leader and CM-designate Siddaramaiah left from his residence in Bengaluru for Sree Kanteerava Stadium where he'll be sworn-in as the CM of the new Karnataka government today.
Stage for Opposition Unity?
Leaders from these parties have been invited to the oath-taking ceremony by the Congress:
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha
Rashtriya Janata Dal
People's Democratic Party
Communist Party of India
Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Revolutionary Socialist Party
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi
Rashtriya Lok Dal
Indian Union Muslim League
Kharge Reaches Bengaluru To Attend Oath Taking Ceremony
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge reached Bengaluru on Saturday morning to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Karnataka CM, Deputy CM, and cabinet ministers.
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi Arrive At Bengaluru Airport
Ahead of Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar's swearing-in ceremony today, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived at Bengaluru Airport, PTI reported.
Youngest Minister To Be Sworn-In Today: Who Is Priyank Kharge?
Siddaramaiah Requests Students Writing CET in Bengaluru To Follow Traffic Advisory
Shivakumar Reaches Bengaluru Airport To Receive Rahul, Priyanka
Karnataka Deputy CM-elect DK Shivakumar has reached the Bengaluru Airport to receive Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, PTI reported.
Crowd Gathers At Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium
Ahead of the swearing-in, crowds have already started gathering at the Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru.
Social Engineering, Local Issues | 5 Reasons Behind Congress' Win In Karnataka
"The Congress party led a highly localised campaign in the run up to the elections in the state— focusing on issues of corruption and price rise, both issues that had captured the imagination of the electorate months ahead of the polling," writes The Quint's Fatima Khan. To read the full story, click here.
Kamal Haasan Congratulates Siddaramaiah, To Attend Oath Taking Ceremony
Actor and politician Kamal Haasan took to Twitter on Saturday morning to convey his wishes to Congress leader Siddaramaiah while on his way to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the leader.
Karnataka Decked Up For the Swearing-In
Karnataka Congress' Master Strategist DK Shivakumar Is Now Deputy Chief Minister
Siddaramaiah, Congress' Mass Leader, Gets a Second Shot at Being Karnataka CM
"During the first few months of his term, Siddaramaiah will not just have to govern impeccably but also fulfil a chunk of the Congress' promises before the party approaches Karnataka's public for Lok Sabha votes. He will also have to keep nurturing the cordial relationship he seems to have forged with DK Shivakumar, so that the Congress' rank and file don't collapse from within the party," write The Quint's Nikhila Henry and Meenakshy Sasikumar. To read the full story, click here.
Cabinet Ministers To Be Sworn In
Cabinet ministers who will take the oath today include:
Dr G Parameshwara
BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan
VIPs Attending the Ceremony
Several VIP politicians with Z+ category security are expected to attend the meet. These include:
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal
Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar
Hemant Soren, Chief Minister of Jharkhand
MK Stalin, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
N Rangaswamy, Chief Minister of Puducherry
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh
Oath-Taking Ceremony To Be Held at 12:30 PM
Congress leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar are scheduled to take oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka respectively at 12:30 pm on Saturday, 20 May.
The ceremony will be held at Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium.