New Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that it was a pleasure for him to share stage with Opposition parties from all over India at the swearing-in of Mr H D Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister of Karnataka.
In a post on social media soon after the swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru, Mr Gandhi, who attended the function along with his mother and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamta Banerjee, CPI leader D Raja, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury and other leaders of Opposition parties,said, ‘My best wishes to @HD_Kumaraswamy & @DrParameshwara as they begin their new innings as the CM & Deputy CM of Karnataka. It was a pleasure to meet & share the stage with leaders of opposition parties from all over India, at the swearing in.’
The gathering of various Opposition leaders at the swearing-in is being seen as a impending sign of Opposition parties uniting ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to defeat the BJP.
The Congress has formed an alliance with the JD (S) in Karnataka for forming the government in the state.