Swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka: Veteran Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the second time on Saturday after the party’s thumping victory in the Assembly elections. (Swearing-in ceremony in Karnataka)
This is the same stadium where Siddaramaiah took oath in 2013 when he became Chief Minister for the first time.
On this occasion Rahul Gandhi thanked the people of Karnataka for their support. He credited the support of the poor, Dalits and Adivasis for the grand victory in the Assembly elections. he further said the Congress will fulfill its all poll promises made with the Karnataka people. He said in the first cabinet meeting, the promises that we made would be made implemented soon. He congratulated the people of state for helping it win the elections.
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“We promised five things to the state, and within the first Cabinet meeting, we will make these promises a reality,” Gandhi told reporters outside the Congress headquarters in Delhi, referring to the schemes such as Gruha Jyoti, Gruha Lakshmi, Yuva Nidhi, Shakti, and Anna Bhagya included in the party’s Karnataka poll manifesto.
Gandhi asserted that the Congress had won the poll campaign with the message of love, and reiterated the “shops of love” slogan that he made famous during his Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign. “Today, the people of Karnataka have triumphed. The shops of hate have been shut and the shops of love opened,” he said.
“Congress fought this fight with love and not hatred. Congress leaders did not resort to using hateful terms in the campaign,” he added.