After forming the State Government in Karnataka, the Indian National Congress started its first K'taka Assembly Session. As of now, there is no finalisation of the Assembly Speaker, therefore RV Deshpande has been named as protem speaker of the Assembly. State Governor Thawarchand Gehlot administered the oath to Deshpande to hold the Assembly, which will be held til May 24. The Session started two-days after Siddaramaiah took oath as CM.
After the announcement of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah will decide on the Cabinet Expansion. Notably, the Indian National Congress-led Karnataka Government is set to form a government and the oath-taking ceremony will be held on May 20. Siddaramaiah will take oath as CM, DK Shivakumar will be the Deputy CM and will take the oath of office with cabinet ministers.
Courtesy: Outlook India
The BJP appointed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan as in charge of Karnataka assembly polls, scheduled in 2023. On February 4, the party announced Pradhan as their Karnataka in charge and Tamil Nadu BJP President K Annamalai as co in charge for the Karnataka polls and issued an official statement about it. In the past, Pradhan also handled the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times