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Dharam Singh sworn in as CM

May 28, 2004 11:05 IST
Last Updated: May 28, 2004 14:13 IST

Dharam Singh was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka on Friday after the Congress party had staked its claim to form a coalition government with Janata Dal-Secular to Governor T N Chaturvedi.

JD-S Karnataka unitchief Siddaramaiah took oath as the deputy chief minister as part of the power-sharing agreement between the two parties.

Singhsaid members of his Cabinet would be sworn in 'after two days'. Singh is heading the first-ever coalition government in the state.

The curtains fell on the hard bargaining between the two parties over power-sharing on Thursday night.

The agreement between the two sides is on "Maharashtra model" with Congress, being the bigger partner, getting the chief ministership and leaving the deputy's post for its junior coalition constituent.

Siddaramaiah had been insisting on the Chief Minister's post till the last minute but yielded after much persuasion from senior leaders.

In the assembly polls, Congress was voted out of power and BJP emerged as the single largest party with 79 seats. Losing nearly half the number of seats it held in dissolved house, Congress secured 65 and JD-S 58.

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Sub: Hare Rama Hare Krishna!

Congress. Have some decency. The voters didn't want you back in power. Else they'd have voted you to a mojority again. There are times in ...

Posted by Sandeep Suri

Sub: gr8 game of democracy

gr8 had it been reverse that BJP had tried to snach power in center (which they had definately tried had they been in any position ...

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Sub: Congress stakes claim to form govt in Karnataka

True colours have been displayed by all the parties. Is this really DEMOCRACY? The state is without a proper government for more than a quarter ...

Posted by N G Nileshwar


This is one of the black days in Karnataka politics with congress & JDS forming a coalition govt. Finally Devegowda has been able to succeed ...

Posted by Prakash

Sub: is this demoocracy?

So the majority of voters vote for the BJP, but in the end the Congress forms the government????? IS THIS DEMOCRACY???

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