PM Modi congratulates Kumaraswamy

New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 23, 2018, 11:03 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi addresses party workers on Karnataka election results at BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Photograph:(WION Web Team)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated HD Kumaraswamy on taking oath as the Karnataka chief minister and extended the best wishes on his new assignment.


"I congratulate Shri @hd_kumaraswamy Ji and @DrParameshwara Ji on taking oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka. My best wishes for their tenure ahead," he tweeted.

Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the Karnataka chief minister at the head of a JD(S)-Congress coalition government.

The show of strength by a galaxy of national leaders and regional satraps at the ceremony is being seen as a strong signal to the BJP about the possibility of formation of a broad-based front to take on the NDA in the Lok Sabha polls next year.

The BJP boycotted the ceremony and observed a "Black Day". It held protests across Karnataka against the new coalition government, which it called "unholy".