Siddaramaiah will be the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Whereas DK Shivakumar will become the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge held a late night meeting regarding the next CM in Karnataka. The name of the CM was finalized on Wednesday midnight.
The swearing-in ceremony of Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar (Karnataka CM Oath Taking Ceremony) will be held on May 20 in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile the Congress is in a mood to fully capitalize on the Karnataka victory before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
After Siddaramaiah’s name was finalized for the post of Chief Minister, now the swearing-in ceremony has been kept on May 20.
Through this swearing-in ceremony, the Congress is trying to present a picture of opposition unity. In this program, Congress has invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Apart from Chief Ministers of various states and leaders of opposition parties, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren were present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Invitation have also been sent to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, former CM Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, Farooq Abdullah and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.
AICC in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “All our colleagues will be invited to the swearing-in ceremony. This is not a celebration, but a dedication of Congress for democracy. Those who want to fight for democracy and save the constitution can attend the programme”
Earlier, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal had said like-minded people would be invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka.