Bangalore, Feb 3: JD(S) rebel leader H D Kumaraswamy was on Friday sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka.
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BJP senior leader B S Yediyurappa took the oath as deputy chief minister.
Governor T N Chaturvedi administered the oath of office and secrecy at the portals of Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat.
Former prime minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda, against whose wishes his son Kumaraswamy joined hands with BJP, was conspicuous by his absence.
BJP president Rajnath Singh, party senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu and general secretary Ananth Kumar were present, as also former chief minister N Dharam Singh.