PM Modi sends ‘best wishes’ to Siddaramaiah and DKS as they take oath as CM, Dy CM

20 May, 2023 | Srijita Sen

Modi Political

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his best wishes to the new Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and the new Deputy CM DK Shivakumar as the Congress leaders took oath today in Bengaluru.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his best wishes to the new Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah and the new Deputy CM DK Shivakumar as the Congress leaders took oath today in Bengaluru. Taking to his official Twitter handle, PM Modi wrote, “Congratulations to Shri @siddaramaiah Ji on taking oath as Karnataka CM and Shri @DKShivakumar Ji on taking oath as Deputy CM. My best wishes for a fruitful tenure.”

Take a look at his tweet:

Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar were present at Vidhana Soudha for their first cabinet meeting after their swearing-in ceremony on Saturday. Before entering the building, DKS showed the media stationed outside a victory sign.

Besides Siddaramaiah and DKS, eight MLAs asserted in the new Karnataka cabinet at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. The eight ministers who took oath, one week after the Congress won with a big margin at the Karnataka Assembly elections, are G. Parameshwara, K. H. Muniyappa, K. J. George, M. B. Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge, Ramalinga Reddy and B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan.

Opposition party leaders and senior members also attended the swearing-in ceremony. The bigwigs who were in attendance included National Congress Party president Sharad Pawar, Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin, and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah among others.