Bengaluru: “Jo hamse takrayega, chur chur ho jayega (Whoever dares to fight with us will be decimated),” WB CM Mamata Banerjee said with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu by her side on Wednesday as Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was in a belligerent mood as she landed in Bengaluru for the swearing-in of HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
The West Bengal CM also said the swearing-in is an important event for democracy and an opportunity to strengthen regional parties.
Janata Dal Secular’s HD Kumaraswamy today took oath at a mega-gathering, attended by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia and strong regional leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal.
The event, Team Congress-JDS, hope would also serve as a giant display of opposition unity against PM Narendra Modi-led BJP government ahead of 2019 general elections. The 58-year-old Janata Dal Secular leader shifted the venue of the swearing-in ceremony from a stadium to the steps of the Karnataka’s iconic Vidhan Soudha complex for the event that JDS leaders suggest, could become a platform for various opposition parties to unite. BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa, who was Karnataka chief minister for just two day before he quit ahead of a trust vote on Saturday, today predicted the Congress-JDS alliance won’t last “even three months”.