In Karnataka, the Congress is preparing to send a message of opposition unity by inviting prominent opposition leaders to the swearing-in ceremony of the government. The party has sent invitations to its senior leaders, chief ministers and several opposition parties for the ceremony. Congress has invited several opposition party leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
The Chief Ministers of Congress ruled states have also been invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony which include Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. Congress Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav Besides, Farooq Abdullah has also been invited.
Meanwhile, the party has not given invitation to BJD of Naveen Patnaik and KCR’s BRS. But Congress is considering to invite Aam Aadmi Party and BSP to participate in the function. Announcing the name of the Chief Minister, Karnataka Congress in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that all our allies will be invited to the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. Those who want to fight for democracy and save the constitution can attend the program.
Siddaramaiah will take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 20 May. Besides, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar will take oath as Deputy Chief Minister. Many other ministers may also take oath. Through swearing in ceremony, the Congress is trying to send a message of opposition unity.