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Karnataka CM Announcement : Siddaramaiah to be CM; DK Shivakumar his deputy, oath ceremony on May 20
Karnataka CM Announcement : Siddaramaiah to be CM; DK Shivakumar his deputy, oath ceremony on May 20

Bengaluru, May 18 : Karnataka CM Race: Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah will be the next chief minister of Karnataka and DK Shivkumar will be his deputy, according to the reports. The Congress party has reached the decision with the two leaders agreeing to a rotational formula. Siddaramaiah will be the CM for a period of 2.5 years. After which, Shivakumar will be takeover as the CM. The swearing-in ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, after formally announcing the next Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, on Thursday said that the party's formula is service for people and that the oath-taking ceremony is not just a mere celebration but the grand old party's dedication to democracy.  In an interview exclusively with ANI, Surjewala said, "All the allies will be invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister." 

"Our only formula is the service of people. Whoever wants to serve the people can do so, as much as they want. All our allies will be invited (to the oath-taking ceremony). This is not a celebration but Congress's dedication to democracy...those who want to fight for democracy and save the Constitution, can attend the event...," he said while talking to ANI.

“Heartiest congratulations to Sh. @siddaramaiahji and Sh. @DKShivakumarji for being designated the next Chief Minister and Deputy CM of Karnataka! I am confident that your combined experience, empathy and dedication to public service will give Karnataka a visionary leadership that will take it to new heights!" Congress leader KC Venugopal tweeted. 

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday met with Karnataka party leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar at his residence in the national capital ahead of the departure to Karnataka.


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