Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah were also present during the swearing-in ceremony.
Other opposition leaders present include Sharad Pawar, Kamal Haasan.
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan attends the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected Karnataka government in Bengaluru.
Before the ceremony, Rahul Gandhi, Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah were seen holding each other’s hands in the air in a show of strength and unity.
Congress supporters lined up in anticipation and celebration outside Siddaramaiah’s residence since early morning. Posters with pictures of the Gandhi family, Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah were put up in Bengaluru today.
A leader with strong grassroots connect, Siddaramaiah has been associated with the formulation of the state budget for many years and keeps an eye on detail.
Congress MLAs Priyank Kharge, G Parameshwara and DK Suresh – party MP and brother of deputy-CM candidate DK Shivakumar – were present at the stadium.