Karnataka: CMs who took oath in front of Vidhana Soudha have not completed their terms?

karnataka | 23 May 2018 11:13 AM (UTC)
suman priya
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In an interesting finding, the fact that those from Karnataka, who have taken oath in front of the Vidhana Soudha (on the staircases to be precise) have not completed their term as the Chief Minister so far.

In an interesting finding, the fact that those from Karnataka, who have taken oath in front of the Vidhana Soudha (on the staircases to be precise) have not completed their term as the Chief Minister so far.

However, Kumaraswamy also took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in front of the staircase of the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru.

In Karnataka, only three Chief Ministers Devaraja Urs, who took oath at Raj Bhavan and Siddaramaiah, who took oath at the Kanteerva Stadium and S Nijalingappa have completed a five-year term as the Chief Minister.

Let us have a look at the Chief Ministers of Karnataka, who have taken oath in front of the staircase of the Vidhana Soudha and the duration of their term.

 The first grand oath-taking ceremony was held on the steps of Vidhana Soudha in 1983 when Ramakrishna Hegde was sworn in, and he resigned within one year. However, he withdrew his resignation three days later and continued as CM only to step down in 1988 as there were charges of phone tapping against him.

In 1990, S Bangarappa took oath as the CM on the stairs of the Vidhana Soudha, but even he had to step down after two years as he couldn't manage the Cauvery fight.

In 1998, SM Krishna took oath as the CM of Karnataka but went for fresh elections even before he completed the 5-year term.

In 2004, Dharam Singh took oath at the same spot, but the government fell after two years as Kumaraswamy withdrew support.

Then Kumaraswamy took oath in 2006 at the same spot and then he too had to step down after 20 months. Yeddyurappa became the CM and had to step down in 7 days of oath-taking as JD(S) refused to continue supporting BJP.

In 2008, BJP came to power and Yeddyurappa became the CM again. He chose Vidhana Soudha for his swearing-in ceremony, but had to step down after three years as he was alleged of being involved in illegal mining and de-notification and was even sent to jail.

 

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