Karnataka CM swearing-in ceremony LIVE: Siddaramaiah to be sworn in as CM today, 8 MPs to be sworn in as ministers
Karnataka CM Swearing-In Ceremony Live Updates: After six days of intense wrangling for the top job, Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah, his deputy DK Shivakumar and a group of lawmakers will be sworn in at 12:30 p.m. in Bengaluru today. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore. Siddaramaiah will become chief minister for the second time after his five-year stint in 2013. Siddaramaiah, a Kuruba — Karnataka’s third-largest caste — has positioned himself as a backward class leader by leading AHINDA ( Kannada acronym for minorities, backward classes and Dalits). In the May 10 elections for the 224-member Assembly, Congress won a clear victory winning 135 seats, while the ruling BJP and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, led by Janata Dal (secular), won 66 and 19 seats respectively.