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HD Kumaraswamy to be sworn-in as Chief Minister of India's Karnataka

NEW DELHI, May 23, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) - Leader of regional party Janta Dal (Secular) HD Kumaraswamy will Wednesday be sworn-in as Chief Minister of India's southwestern state of Karnataka, officials said.

The state's Governor Vajubhai Vala will administered oath of office and secrecy to Kumaraswamy at the grand steps of Vidhana Soudha (the Assembly House).

"The oath taking ceremony will be held today at 4.30 pm (local time)," a local government official said.

Officials said Congress leader G Parameshwar will be sworn-in as deputy chief minister and another Congress party legislator Ramesh Kumar will be sworn in as the Speaker of Assembly.