Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM

Live updates from Bengaluru as JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka and Congress’ G Parameshwara as Deputy CM; A galaxy of Opposition leaders is expected to attend

Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM

NH Web Desk

23 May 2018, 7:57 AM

Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy to take oath of office today

Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy will take oath at 4.30 pm on Wednesday, May 22 in front of the Secretariat (Vidhana Soudha) in Bengaluru in the presence of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, and Delhi and Kerala Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Pinarayi Vijayan, among other opposition leaders.

Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
JD(S) leader Danish Ali and Karnataka Chief Minister designate HD Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on May 21, 2018. Also seen is  Congress leader KC Venugopal
23 May 2018, 8:17 AM

Congress leader Gangadharaiah Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM

Congress leader Gangadharaiah Parameshwara will be sworn in as Karnataka’s Deputy CM in the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi (right) with Karnataka Deputy CM designate G Parameshwara (centre) and Congress leader KC Venugopal
23 May 2018, 8:17 AM

34-member Karnataka cabinet to have 22 Congress ministers and 12 JD(S) ministers

23 May 2018, 8:18 AM

Swearing-in to take place on grand steps of Karnataka state secretariat Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

HD Kumaraswamy, G Parameshwara and cabinet colleagues will be sworn-in by Governor Vajubhai Vala on the grand steps of state secretariat Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

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The grand steps of Vidhana Soudha lit up on Tuesday evening, ahead of the swearing in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy
23 May 2018, 8:46 AM

Congress Speaker, JD(S) Deputy Speaker in Karnataka Legislative Assembly

Congress Karnataka in-charge KC Venugopal has announced that KR Ramesh of the Congress will be the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Deputy Speaker will be from the JD(S)

23 May 2018, 8:48 AM

A look at the numbers in Karnataka Assembly as of May 23

The JD(S)-Congress coalition government has 117 members in the 224-member Karnataka assembly, including a BSP MLA, a Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janata Paksha MLA and an Independent. JD(S) itself has 36 MLAs and Congress 78. The BJP had 104. Polling was deferred in two seats RR Nagar and Jayanagar in Bengaluru.

23 May 2018, 8:52 AM

RR Nagar and Jayanagar polling schedule

Polling in southwest Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly seat was postponed to May 28 following the detection of 9,564 voters ID cards at a flat in the constituency. Votes will be counted on May 31.

Polling in in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat was deferred after the sudden death of BJP candidate and sitting MLA BN Vijaya Kumar. The BJP has nominated Vijaya Kumar’s brother BN Prahlad to contest the seat. Congress has repeated its candidate Sowmya R and JD(S) has fielded Kalegowda. A total of 19 candidates are in the fray. Voting in Jayanagar will take place on June 11 from 7 am to 6 pm and counting is on June 13.

23 May 2018, 8:55 AM

HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in to be Opposition's show of strength

The swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy is expected to be a "show of strength" by opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in a possible line up against the BJP.

Prominent leaders of around a dozen political parties including UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, BSP supremo Mayawati, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, RLD chief Ajit Singh and CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury are all set to share the dais on Wednesday. Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party), Pinarayi Vijayan (Kerala, CPI(M)), Mamata Banerjee (West Bengal, Trinamool Congress) and Chandrababu Naidu (Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party) are also expected to attend.

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Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy meets BSP chief Mayawati in New Delhi on May 21
23 May 2018, 8:55 AM

KCR not to attend HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao visited Bengaluru on May 22 to wish Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy. KCTR said he would not be able to attend the swearing-in due to a prior commitment to attend the Collector's conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao greets JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda on the eve of the swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy, in Bengaluru on May 22
23 May 2018, 9:03 AM

BJP to observe JD-S, Congress swearing-in day as 'anti-people's mandate day'

Unfazed by the fall of its 3-day government last week in Karnataka, a defiant BJP's state unit will protest across the state on Wednesday against the formation of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, said BJP's spokesman S Shantaram in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

"As the Congress-JD-S alliance hijacked the people's mandate and formed an unholy alliance to form a coalition government on Wednesday, we are observing the occasion as the 'anti-people's mandate day' across the state," said Shantaram in a statement.

23 May 2018, 9:09 AM

TV9 Kannada reported that prohibitory orders have been imposed in Dakshina Kannada to avoid untoward incidents around HDK swearing-in ceremony

23 May 2018, 9:12 AM

Preparations ahead of the the swearing in ceremony of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on May 22

Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
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23 May 2018, 9:15 AM

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao: "I am very happy. I am very delighted. Good luck! God bless Mr Kumaraswamy"; reported ANI on May 22

23 May 2018, 9:16 AM

DMK Working President MK Stalin will not be attending HD Kumaraswamy's swearing in ceremony as he is travelling to Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) after 11 people were killed in police firing during the Sterlite protests

23 May 2018, 9:18 AM

Celebrations began outside the residence of CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru early on Wednesday; reported ANI

23 May 2018, 12:13 PM

Shiv Sena says "our best wishes are with" HD Kumaraswamy; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 12:14 PM

HD Kumaraswamy: "All the promises made in the manifesto will be implemented. Safeguarding the interest of the farming community is our top priority"; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 12:17 PM

JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda oversees arrangements at Vidhana Soudha with Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha; reports NEWS9

23 May 2018, 1:04 PM

"Upset over missing Dy CM post, Congress' DK Shivakumar, his brother Suresh are reportedly remain incommunicado," claims News 9

23 May 2018, 1:05 PM

HD Kumaraswamy Meets Suttur Mutt & Takes Blessing Of Seer Ahead Of Swearing In As CM; reports TV 9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 1:14 PM

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan arrives at KIAL to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy; reports News 9

23 May 2018, 1:26 PM

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: AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

23 May 2018, 1:28 PM

We stand united against the BJP. Our mantra is to strengthen the Opposition: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee; reports CNN News 18

23 May 2018, 1:29 PM

“Hunger, greed and power is the basis of JDS-Congress alliance, such alliance will not even last 3 months”, says BS Yeddyurappa; reports NDTV

23 May 2018, 1:44 PM

Akhilesh Yadav reaches Bengaluru to participate in Kumaraswamy's swering-in ceremony; reports Punjab Kesari

23 May 2018, 1:50 PM

Never asked for any post, I never said I'll be DCM. I'll do whatever the party says: DK Shivakumar tells reporters in Bengaluru; source: TV9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 1:59 PM

Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Pawar reach Bengaluru to take part in Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 2:10 PM

No one is unhappy, we all are together. We are celebrating that our government is coming in power. All is well: DK Shivakumar; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 2:12 PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi reaches Bengaluru with mother Sonia Gandhi, reports News 9

23 May 2018, 2:16 PM

Thousands of JDS supporters reach Vidhana Soudha to see HDK swearing in as CM, reports TV9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 2:25 PM

KS Eshwarappa hits out at JDS Congress alliance, says their govt wont stand for long period; reports TV9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 2:32 PM

BJP leader R Ashok lashes out at Siddaramaiah, says Siddaramaiah should stay away from politics; reports TV9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 2:54 PM

Chairs await dignitaries on the Vidhana Soudha steps ahead of the swearing-in of CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
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23 May 2018, 3:01 PM

Handover of @CMofKarnataka handle ahead of swearing-in of CM-designate HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Live Updates: HD Kumaraswamy sworn in as Karnataka CM
23 May 2018, 3:12 PM

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; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 3:36 PM

22 of Karnataka's 34 ministries will be with the Congress while the JD(S) will head the 12 others; reports India TV

23 May 2018, 3:47 PM

Karnataka CM-elect HD Kumaraswamy and top political leaders have started arriving at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also left Hilton Hotel; reports CNN News 18

23 May 2018, 3:56 PM

UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi & Congress President @RahulGandhi address the newly elected Congress MLAs in Bengaluru: Congress

23 May 2018, 3:59 PM

ANI tweets visuals from Vidhana Soudha ahead of HD Kumaraswamy and G.Parameshwara's swearing in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, respectively

23 May 2018, 4:10 PM

People at Vidhana Soudha take shelter under tarpaulin as rain lashes Bengaluru ahead of HD Kumaraswamy and G.Parameshwara's swearing in; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 4:13 PM

Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati at Vidhana Soudha ahead of HD Kumaraswamy and G.Parameshwara's swearing in; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 4:15 PM

Heavy rain in Bengaluru ahead of swearing-in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy

23 May 2018, 4:16 PM

Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav share dias ahead of Karnataka CM-elect Kumaraswamy's swearing-in

23 May 2018, 4:17 PM

HD Deve Gowda reaches venue with wife Chennamma for son Kumaraswamy's oath ceremony; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 4:24 PM

HD Kumaraswamy, his brother HD Revanna, G.Parameshwara, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and other leaders at Vidhana Soudha

23 May 2018, 4:25 PM

JDS supporters dance in rain as Kumaraswamy gears up for oath taking ceremony; reports TV9 Kannada

23 May 2018, 4:26 PM

Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi arrive at Vidhana Soudha

23 May 2018, 4:29 PM

Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi meet BSP chief Mayawati at Vidhana Soudha; reports ANI

23 May 2018, 4:21 PM

Watch live: Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony; courtesy: ANI

Watch Live from Bengaluru: Swearing-in cermony of CM HD Kumaraswamy from Vidhana Soudha.

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23 May 2018, 4:35 PM

HD Kumaraswamy takes oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka, administered by Governor Vajubhai Vala

23 May 2018, 4:37 PM

Congress' G Parameshwara takes oath as Deputy Chief Minister

23 May 2018, 4:40 PM

ANI tweets visuals of HD Kumaraswamy with Governor Vajubhai Vala, after taking oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka at Vidhana Soudha

23 May 2018, 4:46 PM

Opposition leaders, including Congress' Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi, SP's Akhilesh Yadav, AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, 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

23 May 2018, 4:54 PM

In a historic moment, the leaders of our country stand together, united to fight the malice BJP has been spreading: Youth Congress

23 May 2018, 4:58 PM

The road to 2019 is getting clearer with the coming together of opposition parties that will spell doom for communal forces: Nagaland Congress

23 May 2018, 5:01 PM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh congratulates HD Kumaraswamy and G Parameshwar on taking oath as the CM and Deputy CM. "I hope, Karnataka will move forward towards peace, progress and prosperity under the new Govt," he tweets

23 May 2018, 5:24 PM

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat congratulates HD Kumaraswami and G Parameshwara

23 May 2018, 5:26 PM

Read: United in Victory: Opposition joins hands at Kumaraswamy’s swearing in

23 May 2018, 5:27 PM

As the Deputy CM of our state, I have a bigger responsibility now. I will work towards the welfare and upliftment of our people: G Parameshwara

23 May 2018, 5:33 PM

Congress gets all opposition under one roof. Great preparation to save country from novice Namo: Salman Nizami

23 May 2018, 5:41 PM

Congress President Rahul Gandhi extended his best wishes to the newly sworn-in Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy

23 May 2018, 5:46 PM

A turning point in current Indian Politics today. This unity of opposition parties is going to dislodge Modi Govt in 2019: Sanjay Nirupam

23 May 2018, 5:51 PM

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik congratulates HD Kumaraswamy

23 May 2018, 5:55 PM

Actor turned politician Kamal Haasan attended the tea party that followed by oath taking ceremony at banquet hall in Vidhana Soudha; reports News 9

23 May 2018, 5:57 PM

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were introduced to Kamal Haasan at HD Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony

23 May 2018, 6:06 PM

That's it folks! Our coverage of HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony comes to an end. Watch this space tomorrow for the live coverage of floor test

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