Siddaramaiah takes oath as Karnataka CM

Siddaramaiah takes oath as Karnataka CM

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Category : State Published on: May 23 2023

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  • Congress veteran Siddharamaiah has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second term, along with Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar as his deputy.
  • Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath of office at Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium.
  • Eight MLAs also took oath on the occasion as ministers.
  • Siddaramaiah won from the Varuna constituency in the state assembly election while DK Shivakumar from the Kanakapura constituency.
  • Karnataka has complex caste equations and a history of voting out incumbent governments. 
  • Only three Chief Ministers before Siddaramaiah - S Nijalingappa (1962 and 1967, three terms including 1956); D Devaraj Urs (1972 and 1978), and RK Hegde (1983 and 1985) had two terms as Chief Minister.
  • Congress bagged 135 seats in the May 10 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly ousting the ruling BJP, which got 66 seats while the Janata Dal (Secular) secured 19 seats in the results declared on May 13.
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