Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 23 (NT): The Cauvery disputed state today will get CM as Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to swer-in as 24th Karnataka Chief Minister at the Grand Steps of Vidhana Soudha, at 4:30 p.m. today.
Along with Kumaraswamy, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G. Parameshwara will swear-in as the Deputy Chief Minister.
It is noted that RSS representative and former cabinet minister in Modi-CM ship in Gujarat, and now Governor Vajubhai Vala will administer oath of office and oath of secrecy to the Chief Minister Designate Kumaraswamy.
Meanwhile After putting an unsuccessful attempt to have power in Cauvery disputed state The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to observe the swearing-in ceremony of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress allay government on Wednesday as 'Anti-People's Mandate Day' in the state.
In a statement on Tuesday, the BJP President Amit Shah in his press meet termed the Cong-JD(S) coalition as an 'unholy' alliance, alleging that they "hijacked the people's mandate".
It is noted that BJP president for Karnataka, B. S. Yeddyurappa will lead the demonstrations in Bengaluru and thousands of party functionaries will stage black flag demonstration throughout the state.
Worth mention here H. D. Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony will be conducted on Wednesday in the presence of a large number of renowned leaders.
As per the ANI reports, Among the confirmed attendees are United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijay, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief, Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and son of former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tejaswi Yadav, Telangana chief minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, along with son K. Taraka Rama Rao will also be present to observe Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony.
Other prominent guests include the founder of Rashtriya Lok Dal, Ajit Singh (also an ex-Union Minister), actor-turned-politician and initiator of Makkal Needhi Mayyam, Tamil Icon Kamal Haasan and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Superemo M.K. Stalin. (NT)