Bangluru: HD Kumaraswamy was today sworn in as the Karnataka chief minister at the head of a JD(S)-Congress coalition government.
Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in comes days after BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa resigned as the chief minister of the state only two days after he was sworn in.
Kumaraswamy was chosen as the chief ministerial candidate of the JD(S)-Congress alliance when the Congress reach out to JD(S) after counting to form the alliance.
The alliance had maintained that the BJP did not have the numbers and had approached the Supreme Court to contest Yeddyurappa’s bid to form the government. The Supreme Court had directed the BJP and Yeddyurappa to prove its majority on the floor of the house after it told the court that they had the numbers.
On the day of the floor test, after an emotional speech, Yeddyurappa conceded that he did not have the numbers and resigned as the chief minister paving way for Kumaraswamy.
Son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy is president of JD(S) in Karnataka. He served as the chief minister of Karnataka between February 2006 to October 2007.