K'taka: Bengaluru streets plastered with eye-catching posters of CM Siddaramaiah, Rahul Gandhi
Streets in Bengaluru were plastered with colourful banners congratulating Congress leader Siddaramaiah as he was sworn in as the new chief minister of Karnataka on Saturday.
Another set of posters bearing images of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, reading 'Welcome to Karnataka' also dotted several streets of the capital city. Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister for the second term, along with state Congress President D K Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister, and eight legislators as Ministers exactly a week after the party swept the Assembly polls in Karnataka. The swearing-in ceremony took place after the party arrived at a consensus on government formation in the state following hectic parleys on Thursday.
It was attended by All India Congress Committee (AICC) President M Mallikarjun Kharge, top leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Pictures of a smiling Siddaramaiah on giant hoardings greeted motorists and other passers-by entering the Garden City from the Kempegowda Bangalore International Airport.