Siddaramaiah Karnataka CM
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj late on Friday appointed Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader...
Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj late on Friday appointed Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah as the Chief Minister. The 64-year-old leader is expected to be sworn in Monday. A After meeting Bhardwaj, Siddaramaiah said the Governor had invited him to take oath of office soon. "I will take oath as chief minister most likely on Monday (May 13),".
The appointment came within three hours after Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara told the Governor that Siddaramaiah was unanimously elected as the CLP leader and requested him to invite the latter to form the government.A "After taking oath alone, I will go to New Delhi with Parameshwara and finalise the council of ministers in consultation with the party president Sonia Gandhi and the high command," the CM -designate said.
Two days after Congress made a spectacular comeback with an absolute majority in the elections, the 64-year-old backward class leader was chosen at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in the presence of four AICC observers headed by Defence Minister A K Antony. party's 121 newly-elected legislators preferred him over another aspirant and union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, who is a Lok Sabha member from Gulbarga.