Photo gallery: Opposition Who’s Who turn up for Siddaramaiah-DKS swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka

On 20 May, the swearing-in ceremony of the CM and DyCM was conducted at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Central Bengaluru.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 20, 2023 | 4:22 PMUpdated May 21, 2023 | 11:57 AM

Photo gallery: Opposition Who’s Who turn up for Siddaramaiah-DKS swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka

In front of a roaring crowd, Siddaramaiah took oath as the 29th Chief Minister of Karnataka at a packed Sree Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, 20 May. DK Shivakumar took oath as Deputy Chief Minister and eight more senior leader of Congress took oath as ministers.

Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot administered the oath of office and secrecy to Siddaramaiah and his new Council of Ministers as tall leaders of Congress and other parties shared the stage.

The top leadership of the Congress was present in force, including AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, and several CWC members and party general secretaries.

From the likes of Chief Ministers MK Stalin (Tamil Nadu), Nitish Kumar (Bihar), Hemant Soren (Jharkhand), Ashok Gehlot (Rajasthan), Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi (Himachal Pradesh), and Bhupesh Baghel (Chhattisgarh), to veteran politicians like the Nationalist Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, and his CPI counterpart D Raja, a host of top Opposition travelled to Bengaluru for the occasion.

Among the former chief ministers who attended were Farooq Abdullah of the National Conference, Mehbooba Mufti of the Peoples Democratic Party — both former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir — Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), and V Narayanasamy (Puducherry).

Also on the podium were Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Rajya Sabha MPs Priyanka Chaturvedi and Anil Desai, Makkal Needhi Maiam president and film star Kamal Haasan, Trinamool Congress leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Indian Union Muslin League Lok Sabha MP Abdussamad Samadani, CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, VCK leader and MP Thol Thirumavalavan, Rashtriya Lok Dal Rajya Sabha member Jayant Chaudhary, JD(U) MP Lalan Singh, and Revolutionary Socialist Party leader and Kollam MP NK Premachandran.