Even as the political storm that began with the declaration of election results on 15th May in Karnataka abated somewhat with the swearing in of Cm HD Kumaraswamy, the BJP on Wednesday observed Black Day in protest against the formation of the new state govt.
Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy at a function held in the premises of the state’s Vidhan Soudha.
Also sworn in was the State Congress Chief G Parameshwar who took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister.
Other ministers and portfolios will be announced after Friday’s floor test.
The new CM said he would provide a stable government for the next five years.
Present on the occasion were Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, as well as CMs of other states.
Karnataka BJP chief, BS Yedyurappa, meanwhile, slammed the new Govt and observed Black Day. A statewide agitation was carried out against what the party termed an impure govt.
Yedyurappa also called upon overlooked Congress leaders to join the BJP has even threatened to call bandhs if the state govt failed to fulfill its promises.