Karnataka swearing-in LIVE Updates: Siddaramaiah is CM, Shivakumar his deputy


  • May 20, 2023 01:11 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan takes oath

    BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan takes oath as cabinet minister. 

  • May 20, 2023 01:10 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: Ramalinga Reddy takes oath

    Ramalinga Reddy takes oath as cabinet minister. 

  • May 20, 2023 01:07 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: Mallikarjun Kharge’s son- Priyank- takes oath 

    Priyank Kharge, Congress president M Mallikarjun Kharge’s son takes oath as cabinet minister in the Karnataka government. 

  • May 20, 2023 01:03 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: Satish Jarkiholi takes oath as cabinet minister

    Satish Jarkiholi takes oath as cabinet minister in the newly-elected Karnataka government. 

  • May 20, 2023 01:00 PM IST

    In photos: Cabinet ministers being sworn in

  • May 20, 2023 12:59 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: Lingayat leader MB Patil takes oath

    Lingayat leader MB Patil takes oath as Karnataka cabinet minister. He was earlier touted to become deputy CM- a position now held by DK Shivakumar 

  • May 20, 2023 12:57 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: KJ George takes oath as cabinet minister

    KJ George, a representative of Christian minority in the state, is the third to take oath as cabinet minister.

  • May 20, 2023 12:54 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: KH Muniyappa takes oath as cabinet minister

    KH Muniyappa has taken oath as Karnataka cabinet minister. 

  • May 20, 2023 12:49 PM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE updates: G Parameshwar takes oath as cabinet minister 

    G Parameshwar has taken oath as cabinet minister in the Karnataka government. 

  • May 20, 2023 12:47 PM IST

    It’s official: Siddaramaiah is Karnataka’s new chief minister

  • May 20, 2023 12:37 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Kamal Nath is in 

    Former Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath is also at the ceremony 

  • May 20, 2023 12:37 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Farooq Abdullah attends the ceremony 

    National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has been seen at the swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru.

  • May 20, 2023 12:34 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Siddaramaiah, DKS’s show of unity 

    Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah and deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar display a show of unity with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

  • May 20, 2023 12:29 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav are at the ceremony

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghell, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav are at the swearing-in ceremony.

  • May 20, 2023 12:25 PM IST

    Ashok Gehlot and DK Shivakumar are all smiles at the swearing-in ceremony

  • May 20, 2023 12:23 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Mehbooba Mufti is in attendance

    PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti attends the swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru. 

  • May 20, 2023 12:17 PM IST

    In case you are just joining Hindustan Times’ LIVE coverage… all you need to know about Karnataka’s swearing-in ceremony

    1. Guests have begun to arrive at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
    2. Deputy CM-designate DKS has already arrived at the venue. 
    3. CM-designate Siddaramaiah has left his residence for the venue. 
    4. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have also arrived for the ceremony. 
    5. Several Opposition leaders have been seeen at the packed venue.
    6. Siddaramaiah and D K Shivakumar will be sworn in at 12.30 today as as chief minister of Karnataka and deputy chief minister, respectively. 
  • May 20, 2023 12:12 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, DMK leaders arrive at Sree Kanteerava Stadium

    Karnataka deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar welcomed Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and other DMK leaders as they arrived at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru for the swearing-in ceremony. 

  • May 20, 2023 12:11 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: Kamal Haasan is at the ceremony

    Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan is present at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected Karnataka government.

  • May 20, 2023 12:10 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: No Arvind Kejriwal, No KCR at the ceremony

    Congress has not invited either Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal or his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao for the swearing-in of its Karnataka government in Bengaluru.

  • May 20, 2023 12:02 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: What the packed stadium looks like

  • May 20, 2023 12:01 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: DK Shivakumar arrives at the venue for his big day

    Karnataka deputy CM-designate DK Shivakumar arrived at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru where the swearing-in ceremony will begin shortly.

  • May 20, 2023 12:00 PM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in updates: DK Shivakumar’s brother reaches Sree Kanteerava Stadium

    Priyank Kharge, Dr G Parameshwara and DK Suresh – party MP and brother of Deputy-CM designate DK Shivakumar reach Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

  • May 20, 2023 11:53 AM IST

    Karnataka CM swearing-in ceremony LIVE updates: Mallikarjun Kharge has reached the venue

    AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, along with Congress general secretaries K C Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala arrived at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

  • May 20, 2023 11:52 AM IST

    3 main things about Siddaramaiah you need to know

    Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah’s swearing-in ceremony is set to begin shortly. 

    1. Siddaramaiah, 75, is a backward class leader with over five decades of political experience. 
    2. He is considered one of the three remaining mass leaders of Karnataka.
    3. Siddaramaiah draws his support from the Kuruba community. 
  • May 20, 2023 11:49 AM IST

    Is swearing-in ceremony a place for opposition unity?

    Senior journalist and political observer Vishweshwar Bhat told news agency PTI, “It (invitation to opposition leaders to attend the ceremony) is a brilliant move by the Congress in its efforts to restore its nationwide presence. The Congress is also sending signals from Karnataka for opposition unity.”

  • May 20, 2023 11:48 AM IST

    Karnataka swearing-live updates: Congress’ shot in the arm?

    Political analyst Ramakrishna Upadhya said the Assembly elections win in Karnataka “is a shot in the arm for the Congress after losing so many elections. The victory is indeed a morale booster for Congress and assert itself ahead of the 2024 elections”.

  • May 20, 2023 11:43 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah is reaching the venue for his big day

    Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah has left from his residence in Bengaluru for Sree Kanteerava Stadium. Swearing-in ceremony will be held at the stadium shortly.

  • May 20, 2023 11:33 AM IST

    What Congress chief’s son Priyank Kharge said

    Congress leader and President Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank Kharge said that the party will fulfil its five guarantees made during the state polls in its first cabinet meeting.

    “Absolutely, that is the commitment and the Congress will complete that. Five commitments will be fulfilled in the first cabinet meeting,” he said.

  • May 20, 2023 11:31 AM IST

    A definitive read from Hindustan Times on Karnataka’s new chief minister Siddaramaiah

    The term Ahinda may have been coined by the late Devaraj Urs, Karnataka’s first chief minister, in the 1970s, but Siddaramaiah, who will be sworn in as the state’s new chief minister later this week has given his own spin to the term derived from the Kannada acronym for Alpasankhyataru or minorities, Hindulidavaru or backward classes, and Dalitaru or Dalits. Read here

  • May 20, 2023 11:29 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel is in Bengaluru

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel is in Bengaluru to attend the swearing-in ceremony. Ahead of the oath-taking ceremony, Bhupesh Baghel reached the city on Friday evening.

  • May 20, 2023 11:28 AM IST

    Watch: A drive in decked up Bengaluru today looks like this

  • May 20, 2023 11:26 AM IST

    The 8 likely Cabinet ministers in Karnataka

    The Congress released its first list of eight ministers who will take oath today. 

    Who are the ministers?

    1. Dr G Parameshwara (SC)
    2. KH Muniyappa (SC)
    3. KJ George (Minority-Christian)
    4. MB Patil (Lingayat)
    5. Satish Jarkiholi
    6. Priyank Kharge (SC)
    7. Ramalinga Reddy (Reddy)
    8. B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan (Minority-Muslim)
  • May 20, 2023 11:22 AM IST

    Will Karnataka results prompt Opposition unity? Nitish Kumar says… hold your horses 

    Nitish Kumar was asked about a meeting of opposition leaders, which his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee has asked him to hold in Bihar. “Let me come back from the function tomorrow. We will take a call in due course,” he said. 

  • May 20, 2023 11:18 AM IST

    Is this why Mamata Banerjee is a no-show at the swearing-in ceremony?

    Mamata Banerjee has designated TMC Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar to attend the ceremony. “Wherever the Congress is strong, let them fight. We will give them support; there is nothing wrong (in that). But they also have to support other political parties,” Mamata Banerjee had said soon after Congress scored an emphatic victory in Karnataka. 

  • May 20, 2023 11:16 AM IST

    The parties invited to the swearing-in ceremony are…

    Congress President M Mallikarjun Kharge has invited leaders of JMM, RJD, Shiv Sena, SP, PDP, CPI(M), CPI, MDMK, RSP, CPI(ML), VCK, RLD, Kerala Congress and IUML for the ceremony, news agency PTI reported. 

  • May 20, 2023 11:13 AM IST

    Oath-taking ceremony to be an Opposition-unity show

    The Congress has sent invitation to a number of opposition parties including and their leaders for the oath-taking ceremony. These include Hemant Soren, Sitaram Yechuri, Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, and Farooq Abdullah, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

  • May 20, 2023 11:12 AM IST

    What MP Patil said ahead of Karnataka swearing-in ceremony?

    Congress MLA MB Patil said that all communities including Lingayat and Dalit need “due share” of powers in the new state government.

    “…Lingayats contesting on BJP tickets have been rejected. So, naturally, when we have come towards Congress, the expectations are high. They want a due share. I am confident that our party will take care of it,” he said.

  • May 20, 2023 11:08 AM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka reach Bengaluru. DKS at airport

    Karnataka deputy CM-elect DK Shivakumar reached Bengaluru Airport to receive Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, news agency PTI reported. 

  • May 20, 2023 11:06 AM IST

    Wanted: Deputy CM. Got: Cabinet minister. What G Parameshwara said ahead of swearing-in ceremony

    Did he want to become Karnataka deputy chief minsiter? Sure. 

    But Congress MLA G Parameshwara said that it is time to forget the “individual aspirations” as the “party is supreme” for him, adding that that there is a need to “look forward” with the 2024 Lok Sabha elections coming.

    “This is the time when we all have to work together. This is the time when we should forget our individual aspirations. This is the time when we should fulfil the promises made to people…As I said, the party is supreme. So, we need to look forward. There is the 2024 Lok Sabha election. We have to consider those things as well,” G Parameshwara said.

    He will be sworn in as a minister in the Karnataka cabinet today.

  • May 20, 2023 11:02 AM IST

    Is this why MB Patil and Parameshwara are in the cabinet ministers’ list?

    The provision of cabinet berths to MB Patil and Parameshwara comes amid reports that MB Patil, a Lingayat leader, and G Parameshwara, a Dalit leader, were upset over the denial of deputy chief minister posts.

  • May 20, 2023 11:00 AM IST

    Meet Priyank Kharge: Youngest minister to be sworn-in today

    Priyank Kharge, son of Conrgess president Mallikarjun Kharge will be the youngest minister in the 8 who will take oath along with Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah, and his deputy DK Shivakumar today.

  • May 20, 2023 10:55 AM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in ceremony LIVE with HT: 8 Congress MLAs to take oath as ministers

    Eight MLAs will be sworn in as ministers in the state cabinet during the oath-taking ceremony in Karnataka. According to a letter to the governor by the Karnataka Congress Legislative Party dated May 20, these include Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank Kharge, G Parameshwara, MB Patil, 7-time MP KH Muniyappa, KJ George, Satish Jarkiholi, Ramalinga Reddy and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan.

  • May 20, 2023 10:53 AM IST

    Derek O’ Brien’s update on Mamata Banerjee’s attendance 

    TMC Rajya Sabha party leader Derek O’ Brien tweeted, “The CM designate of Karnataka Mr Siddaramaiah & his other colleagues called to personally invite @AITCofficialChairperson & Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for swearing-in tomorrow. She conveyed her best wishes & designated @kakoligdastidar#TMC Deputy Leader in LS to attend ceremony,” 

  • May 20, 2023 10:49 AM IST

    Was Mamata Banerjee ‘privately’ invited to the ceremony?

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee may have been “privately’ invited to the ceremony. Will she grace it?

  • May 20, 2023 10:46 AM IST

    Who were NOT invited to the swearing-in ceremony?

    Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal, K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana and Andhra CM Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy will not be at the ceremony. 

  • May 20, 2023 10:45 AM IST

    How could you have gotten your name on the guestlist? A Karnataka MP answers

    Karnataka Rajya Sabha MP Syed Naseer Hussain, who oversaw the guest list, said invitations were sent “only to CMs of Congress-governed states and UPA partners”. 

  • May 20, 2023 10:44 AM IST

    Fans of Shivaraj Kumar? The Kannada actor may attend the ceremony

    Kannada actor Shivaraj Kumar, who had campaigned for Congress, is expected at the swearing-in event.

  • May 20, 2023 10:43 AM IST

    Karnataka CM Swearing-in: The Congress CMs in attendance will be…

    Among the Congress CMs in attendance will be Ashok Gehlot of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh’s Bhupesh Baghel and Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu of Himachal Pradesh. 

  • May 20, 2023 10:41 AM IST

    How was Siddaramaiah chosen?

    A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) on Thursday formally elected Siddaramaiah as its leader and Chief Minister, following which he staked his claim with the governor, who invited him to form the government.

  • May 20, 2023 10:36 AM IST

    What Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar did ahead of the oath-taking ceremony?

    Karnataka chief minister designate Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday evening. Both leaders were in Delhi to discuss the cabinet formation.

    DK Shivakumar said that they have come to personally invite the senior leaders to the ceremony.

    “We have come to meet our leaders, Rahul Ji, Sonia Ji, Priyanka Ji, and Kharge Ji to invite our leaders for tomorrow. They had come and given their sweat and proper directions. So, I wanted to invite them personally. Later, we are discussing the cabinet formation,” Shivakumar said, adding, “After all, the five guarantees that have been promised are no DK Shivakumar or Siddaramaiah guarantees, these are Congress guarantees. These guarantees were given by our leaders. And as our senior leaders said we want the guarantees to be passed in the first cabinet meeting”

  • May 20, 2023 10:34 AM IST

    In case you are just joining Hindustan Times’ coverage, all you need to know right now on Karnataka CM swearing-in

    What’s happening: Siddharamaiah will be sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka for the second term this afternoon, along with Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar as his sole deputy.

    Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the CM and his cabinet at the swearing-in ceremony. 

    Where and when: It is scheduled to be held at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium at around 12:30 pm.

    Hindustan Times reports: Eight MLAs will also be sworn in as ministers too.

    Stay tuned for more

  • May 20, 2023 10:31 AM IST

    What’s the buzz at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru?

    A total of three platforms/ stages have been set up at the stadium and LED screens have been installed for people to watch the swearing-in ceremony. It is Congress’ and Siddaramaiah’s big moment. So why not?

  • May 20, 2023 10:29 AM IST

    Will this be Siddaramaiah’s first major challenge as chief minister?

    The first daunting task that Siddaramaiah is expected to face is putting in place a Cabinet with the right combinations that strikes a balance in having representatives from all communities, regions, factions, and also from among the old and new generation of legislators. With the sanctioned strength of the Karnataka cabinet being 34, there are too many aspirants for ministerial berths.

  • May 20, 2023 10:27 AM IST

    Well, we have seen it all… DK Shivakumar’s supporter cannot keep calm

  • May 20, 2023 10:21 AM IST

    So, Pinarayi Vijayan was not invited to the ceremony?

    Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) criticised the Congress for not inviting the state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to the swearing-in ceremony. The move shows Congress’ immature politics and weakness, LDF said. 

  • May 20, 2023 10:19 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah’s first response to BJP ahead of swearing-in ceremony was…

    Siddaramaiah slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the Reserve Bank of India’s move to withdraw 2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation. RBI announced that it has decided to withdraw the 2,000 denomination banknotes from circulation but they will continue to remain legal tender.

    “Another note ban by @narendramodi. Sad that the @BJP4India govt does not have clarity about their own policies. Why did they introduce 2,000 notes in 2016 if they had plans to ban it? This is BJP’s desperate attempt to divert the attention from their failures. #NoteBan,” Siddaramaiah tweeted.

  • May 20, 2023 10:16 AM IST

    Will they? Won’t they? Why won’t they? Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav may be at the swearing-in ceremony

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, who recently met Maharashtra Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai, have also been extended an invitation to the swearing-in ceremony. Will they attend?

  • May 20, 2023 10:13 AM IST

    Lest we forget the manifesto

    The Congress manifesto listed five main guarantees. “Gruha Jyoti: 200 units of free power to all households, Gruha Lakshmi: 2,000 monthly assistance to the woman head of every family, Anna Bhagya: 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household; Yuva Nidhi scheme: diploma holders will get an allowance of 1,500 per month for two years, while graduates will receive 3,000 per month and Shakti: Free bus rides for all women in the state”.

    Election-winning moves, these! 

  • May 20, 2023 10:11 AM IST

    A quick recap of the Karnataka assembly election results 

    Congress bagged 135 seats in the May 10 elections to the 224-member Karnataka assembly ousting BJP. The latter got 66 seats while the Janata Dal (Secular) secured 19 seats.

  • May 20, 2023 10:10 AM IST

    lt has been a good week if you are Mallikarjun Kharge. His excitement is palapable 

    Before leaving for Karnataka after a week in which he convinced DKS to take the deputy chief minister position, Mallikarjun Kharge said, “Today is the swearing-in ceremony of the CM, Deputy CM, and eight MLAs who will take oath as the ministers (in the state cabinet), everyone is attending it. I am going for the same. It is a matter of delight that a new and strong Congress government has come to power in Karnataka. This will benefit Karnataka and it is creating a good environment in the country.”

  • May 20, 2023 10:08 AM IST

    So what exactly happens at an oath-taking ceremony?

    The governor administers the oath of office and secrecy to the chief minister and his cabinet at the swearing-in ceremony. Today, Thaawarchand Gehlot will administer the oath to Siddaramaiah as chief minister of Karnataka and Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar as deputy chief minister at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium.

  • May 20, 2023 10:06 AM IST

    Sharad Pawar ‘received a call’ from Mallikarjun Kharge. It was about…

    Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said that he was invited by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.

    “I received a call from the Congress President regarding the swearing-in ceremony of the Karnataka CM. He said several top leaders are invited and also requested me to attend the ceremony. Therefore, I will go to Karnataka tomorrow to attend the oath-taking ceremony,” Sharad Pawar said.

  • May 20, 2023 10:05 AM IST

    Of course… Bengaluru has postures of Gandhi family all over

    Posters featuring Gandhi family were put up in Bengaluru ahead of Karnataka chief minister’s swearing-in ceremony.  The posters of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were seen in Bengaluru, news agency PTI reports. 

  • May 20, 2023 10:02 AM IST

    Taking the CET exam at St Joseph Indian PU College? Food awaits you because…

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all those who have their CET exam centre at St Joseph Indian PU College (AR-code) on Vitthal Mallya road. This has been done keeping in mind the proximity of the centre to the oath-taking venue. Students who will be attending the Maths exam in the second session will also be provided both breakfast and lunch at the centre. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:59 AM IST

    Taking the CET exam today? CM-designate Siddaramaiah has a message for you

    Chief minister designate of Karnataka Siddaramaiah said that measures have been taken to ensure that no student appearing for Common Entrance Test-2023 exams is affected due to the oath-taking ceremony.

    Siddramaiah tweeted, “Measures have been taken to ensure no student attending the CET exam, in the centres around Kanteerava stadium, is affected due to oath-taking ceremony. I request all the candidates to reach the examination centre before 9:30 AM, and reach out to the Police for any help”.

  • May 20, 2023 09:56 AM IST

    In case you are just joining us: This is what’s happening today

    What’s happening: Siddaramaiah will be sworn in as chief minister for the second term, along with state Congress president D K Shivakumar as deputy chief minister.

    What happened: The ceremony comes exactly a week after the party swept the assembly polls in Karnataka.

    Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar were in Delhi till late Friday night discussing with the party’s high command the names of ministers to be inducted into the new cabinet and the allocation of portfolios. 

    The CM-designate has returned to Bengaluru.

    Where’s it happening: The venue is the same place where Siddaramaiah took oath in 2013, when he became Chief Minister for the first time- Sree Kanteerava Stadium. 

    Hindustan Times brings to you here the detailed traffic advisory for Bengluru today.

    Stay tuned for much more. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:52 AM IST

    What steps can you take if you are facing traffic today in Bengaluru?

    The traffic police said, “If any congestion or accident is noticed, immediately inform the traffic control room phone number 080-22943030, 080-22943131. Citizens attending important work and students appearing for any examination are requested to start early and reach their destination.”

  • May 20, 2023 09:50 AM IST

    What’s not allowed at the venue amid tight security measures?

    Explosives, sharp objects, matchboxes, lighters, and other such items are not allowed at the venue.

  • May 20, 2023 09:50 AM IST

    Bengaluru police has told invitees to…

    Invitees arriving for the programme are advised to get down from their vehicles and reach the venue- Kanteerava Stadium- through RRMR Road and Mallya Hospital Road gates. Those arriving from different districts in vehicles are advised to reach KG Road or Richmond Circle or Queen’s Circle and then reach the venue by foot while their vehicles can be parked in Palace Grounds. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    Where you cannot park today in Bengaluru?

    Vehicles are prohibited from parking on RRMR Road, Kasturba Road, and Mallya Hospital Road.

  • May 20, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    The other vehicles will be parked at… 

    Other vehicles can be parked at BBMP Head Office premises, Badami House, United Mission College campus and the left side of the KG Road. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:48 AM IST

    Where will dignitaries’ vehicles be parked? Bengaluru police’s update

    Vehicles of dignitaries arriving for the event are allowed to park at St Joseph’s College ground. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:47 AM IST

    Halsoor gate to Siddalingaiah Circle commuters… take a moment and divert

    Vehicles from Halsoor gate moving towards Siddalingaiah Circle will also be diverted towards Devanga Junction and Mission Road.

  • May 20, 2023 09:46 AM IST

    Cubbon road for the win, Bengaluru people!!

    From CTO Circle towards Queen’s Circle, no vehicles will be allowed but road users can take Cubbon Road. You can also can go towards Anil Kumble Circle or towards Manipal Center. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:45 AM IST

    Travelling from Balekundri Circle to Queen’s? We have an update for you

    Vehicles coming from Balekundri Circle towards Queen’s Circle will be diverted towards Police Thimmaiah Circle at Patta Junction. Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses and other vehicles are allowed to take a left turn at Police Thimmaiah Circle and proceed towards KR Circle.

  • May 20, 2023 09:44 AM IST

    Queens Circle towards Siddalingaiah Circle- no vehicles please! 

    The Bengaluru police have restricted the entry of all types of vehicles from Queens Circle towards Siddalingaiah Circle. Commuters are advised to take a left or right turn at Queen’s Circle and move towards Lavelle Road or Queen’s Road.

  • May 20, 2023 09:43 AM IST

    The major problem for Bengaluru today ahead of oath-taking ceremony is…

    The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has scheduled the Mathematics and Biology papers from 10.30 am today as 2,61,610 candidates have registered for the examination. There are 592 test centres – 121 pf them are in Bengaluru. The students attending the CET examination near the Kanteerava Stadium have been advised to reach their centres before 8.30 am. Those appearing for the afternoon paper at the St Joseph’s Indian PU College, Mallya Hospital Road have been advised to come to St Mark’s Road and Vittal Mallya Road and enter the college in front of UB city, Bengaluru Traffic Police said.

  • May 20, 2023 09:41 AM IST

    Bengaluru traffic advisory as Siddaramaiah set to be sworn in 

    Bengaluru traffic police issued a fresh traffic advisory detailing the routes to avoid and alternate arrangements for the oath-taking ceremony of Siddaramaiah as chief minister.

  • May 20, 2023 09:39 AM IST

    What a senior police official told Hindustan Times

    “Eight deputy commissioners of police (DCP), ten assistant commissioners of police, 28 police sub-inspectors and over 1,500 police personnel would be deployed to maintain law and order. As many as 500 traffic police would also be deployed,” a senior police official told Hindustan Times. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:38 AM IST

    Who is overseeing the security arrangements, you ask?

    The security arrangements will be overseen by Bengaluru police commissioner CH Pratap Reddy, special commissioner (traffic) Dr MA Saleem, two joint commissioners of police and two additional commissioners of police.

  • May 20, 2023 09:37 AM IST

    What Hindustan Times reported on security preparations at Kanteerava stadium

    The central reserve police force (CRPF) has been deputed to ensure security. An advance security liaison (ASL) meeting was conducted to ensure fool proof security, Hindustan Times reported. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:36 AM IST

    Security stepped up at venue of oath-taking ceremony 

    Bengaluru police are stepping up the security in and around the venue. Preparations were kept in mind in view of the ‘Z’ plus and ‘Z’ category security for the CMs of various states. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:34 AM IST

    Will Mamata Banerjee attend the ceremony?

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has been invited to the event but reports claimed that she has deputed her party MP for the ceremony.

  • May 20, 2023 09:32 AM IST

    The sitting chief ministers who are attending the ceremony are…

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Puducherry CM N Rangaswamy and Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren will all be a part of Siddaramaiah’s big day. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:30 AM IST

    Who will be present at the swearing-in ceremony?

    Sonia Gandhi Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be present at the ceremony, of course. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:28 AM IST

    What’s interesting about the venue of the swearing-in ceremony?

    Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru is all decked up for the swearing-in ceremony. But the interesting part is that Siddaramaiah had taken oath in the same venue as the CM in 2013.

  • May 20, 2023 09:26 AM IST

    What else is happening today? 

    Along with Siddaramaiah’s oath as the new chief minister, DK Shivakumar will also take oath as the deputy chief minister. 

  • May 20, 2023 09:24 AM IST

    So how many people are expected to attend Siddaramaiah’s moment in the sun?

    More than one lakh people are expected to take part in Siddaramaiah’s swearing-in ceremony, Congress office-bearers told Hindustan Times. Siddaramaiah is becoming the chief minister of Karnataka for the second time. His first tenure was 2013-2018.

  • May 20, 2023 09:23 AM IST

    Karnataka swearing-in updates: What is the venue for the cermeony

    Preparations are underway for the event at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava stadium. Officials told Hindustan Times that apart from the 25,000-seat capacity of the stadium, additional seating will be provided on the ground.

  • May 20, 2023 08:59 AM IST

    A brief recap: Who’s getting what

    Chief minsiter: Siddaramaiah 

    Deputy chief minister: DK Shivakumar

  • May 20, 2023 08:54 AM IST

    20-25 ministers to take oath: PTI sources

    Sources said that 20 to 25 ministers could take oath on Saturday. Some prominent names included former Karnataka Congress chief and ex-deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, Lingayat leader M B Patil, senior Congressman and former minister KJ George, they said. Priyank Kharge, the son of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Roopa Shashidhar, the daughter of former Union minister K H Muniyappa, Karnataka Congress working president Eshwara Khandre, former minister Tanveer Sait, senior leader Krishna Byre Gowda and Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Council B K Hariprasad are among the names considered, the sources said.

  • May 20, 2023 08:47 AM IST

    Mega event sets stage for Opposition unity

    The oath-taking of the Congress government in Karnataka is set to be a stage for opposition unity, with the presence of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin, and several other leaders from the non-BJP bloc.

  • May 20, 2023 08:40 AM IST

    Karnataka oath-taking ceremony time

    Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar would take oath at 12.30 pm on Saturday at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

  • May 20, 2023 08:40 AM IST

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel reaches Bengaluru

    Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel reaches Bengaluru to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Karnataka cabinet on Saturday. 

  • May 20, 2023 08:32 AM IST

    Congress govt to implement 5 guarantees in 1st cabinet meet, says DK Shivakumar

    “In our first cabinet meeting, we will implement our five guarantees… We will do our job with unity…It’s not DK Shivakumar’s guarantee or Siddaramaiah’s guarantee, it’s the Congress party’s guarantee, we will fulfil that,” said DK Shivakumar.

  • May 20, 2023 08:30 AM IST

    Lobbying for cabinet gains steam as CM, dy names out

    Lobbying for 34-member cabinet started as soon as the Congress high command declared Siddaramaiah as the CM and DK Shivakumar his deputy. Read more

  • May 20, 2023 08:28 AM IST

    Karnataka oath-taking ceremony venue

    The swearing-in ceremony will take place at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

  • May 20, 2023 08:25 AM IST

    “Party is supreme…” G Parameshwara on not being ‘offered’ Dy CM post in Karnataka

    Amid reports of him being upset over the denial of the deputy chief ministerial post, Karnataka Congress MLA G Parameshwara on Friday said that it is time to forget the “individual aspirations” as the “party is supreme” for him.

  • May 20, 2023 08:24 AM IST

    What are Congress’ five guarantees?

    Five guarantees promised by Congress during the campaign are 200 units of free power, 2,000 for the woman head of a family, 10 kg of rice free to every member of a BPL household, 3,000 a month for unemployed degree holders, and 1,500 a month for diploma holders for two years and free bus rides for women.

  • May 20, 2023 08:23 AM IST

    DK Shivakumar on why he agreed to be deputy CM: ‘Rahul Gandhi called me’

    The Karnataka logjam over the CM race between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar ended on Thursday with DK Shivakumar agreeing to the formula that Siddaramaiah will be the chief minister with DK Shivakumar as his only deputy chief minister. Read more

  • May 20, 2023 08:17 AM IST

    KCR, Kejriwal, Jagan Reddy among others not invited to the event

    Telangana Chief Minister and BRS leader K Chandrasekhar Rao, Odisha Chief Minister and BJD leader Naveen Patnaik, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP leader Y S Jagan Mohan and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have not been sent any invitations.

  • May 20, 2023 08:10 AM IST

    Several CMs, opposition leaders invited to the mega event

    Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has extended the invitation to several chief ministers and party leaders including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Invitations have also been sent to National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah.

  • May 20, 2023 08:07 AM IST

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar to participate in Karnataka CM swearing-in ceremony

    Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Friday said that he was invited by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and he will be participating in the swearing-in ceremony of the Karnataka Chief Minister scheduled on May 20.

  • May 20, 2023 08:06 AM IST

    Several CMs, opposition leaders to attend Siddaramaiah’s swearing in today

    Leaders of several like-minded opposition parties are likely to attend the swearing in ceremony of Karnataka chief minister-designate Siddaramaiah and deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar on Saturday in Bengaluru. 

  • May 20, 2023 08:03 AM IST

    Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee not to attend the ceremony

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will not be attending the swearing-in ceremony and has designated party leader Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar for the programme.

  • May 20, 2023 08:01 AM IST

    Possible names included in the cabinet

    Some prominent names included former Karnataka Congress chief and ex-deputy chief minister G Parameshwara, Lingayat leader M B Patil, senior Congressman and former minister KJ George, they said.

    Priyank Kharge, the son of Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge, Roopa Shashidhar, the daughter of former Union minister K H Muniyappa, Karnataka Congress working president Eshwara Khandre, former minister Tanveer Sait, senior leader Krishna Byre Gowda and Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Council B K Hariprasad are among the names considered, the sources said.

  • May 20, 2023 08:00 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar discuss Cabinet formation with Cong high command

    Karnataka chief minister-designate Siddaramaiah and deputy chief minister-designate D K Shivakumar have discussed the modalities of cabinet formation in the state with the party leadership in Delhi and are learnt to have shortlisted some names of ministers and their portfolios.

  • May 20, 2023 07:58 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah’s message to CET candidates facing exam on day of his oath ceremony

  • May 20, 2023 07:55 AM IST

    Bengaluru traffic police issues advisory ahead of new chief minister’s swearing-in

    In light of the oath-taking ceremony that is being held in a grand manner, Bengaluru traffic police on Friday issued a fresh traffic advisory to ensure smooth flow of traffic and avoid inconvenience to the students and commuters. Read more

  • May 20, 2023 07:54 AM IST

    Ahead of Karnataka oath-taking ceremony, Siddaramaiah, DK back in Delhi to discuss cabinet slots

    Karnataka CM-designate Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar held meetings with leaders of the Congress high command to finalise names of ministers to be inducted into the cabinet, people familiar with the developments said on Friday. Read more

  • May 20, 2023 07:53 AM IST

    Nitish, Stalin, Pawar among Opposition leaders to attend Karnataka swearing-in

    In a show of opposition unity, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin and a host of leaders will reach Karnataka for the swearing-in ceremony of Congress leader Siddaramaiah as the state’s CM, a coming together of a non-BJP bloc ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

  • May 20, 2023 07:53 AM IST

    Karnataka: Stage all set for oath-taking ceremony at B’luru stadium

    More than one lakh people are expected to take part in Siddaramaiah’s swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, said Congress office-bearers. As the preparations are underway for the event at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava stadium, officials said that apart from the 25,000-seat capacity of the stadium, additional seating will be provided on the ground. Read more

  • May 20, 2023 07:50 AM IST

    It is a matter of delight: Mallikarjun Kharge while on his way to attend the ceremony

    “Today is the swearing-in ceremony of the CM, Deputy CM and eight MLAs who will take oath as the ministers (in the state cabinet), everyone is attending it. I am going for the same. It is a matter of delight that a new & strong Congress Govt has come to power in Karnataka. This will benefit Karnataka and it is creating a good environment in the country,” says Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge

  • May 20, 2023 07:48 AM IST

    Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar to take oath at 12:30 pm today

    Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah, his deputy D K Shivakumar and around 28 ministers will be sworn in at 12:30 pm in Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium today.





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