Amit Shah's micro-management fails in Karnataka, Kumaraswamy takes oath as CM
DELHI: BJP chief Amit Shah's micro-management failed in Karnataka, as JD(S) supremo HD Kumaraswamy took oath as chief minister of Karnataka.
Congress-JDS coalition managed to form the government, days after Yeddyurappa failed to form the government.
BJP tried every trick but couldn't get the desired numbers, despite emerging as the single biggest party in Karnataka.
Under an aggressive Shah, BJP has been aiming at a 'Congress-mukt' India. But the results in Karnataka have come as a jolt to the BJP.
Today, Kumaraswamy took oath as CM in the presence of senior politicians from all over the country including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Bannerji, Chandrababu Naidu and many others. G Parameswara took oath as deputy chief minister.
He is the Dalit face of Congress in Karnataka. The swearing-in function was clearly a message to Modi-Shah duo that the parties across the political spectrum are all set to come together for a united fight against BJP.
With elections to several states drawing closer and Lok Sabha polls too not far, the indications are clear for a united front against the BJP. Kumaraswamy, 58, is going to expand the council of ministers later this week, after the trust vote. Congress has 78 MLas while JD (S) has 37.