Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 5:39 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

PM talks to Siddu, congratulates him on election as CM

New Delhi, May 11, 2013 (PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah waves to supporters after he was elected as the Congress Legislative Party leader at KPCC office in Bengaluru. PTI Photo

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today congratulated Siddaramaiah on his election as Chief Minister of Karnataka.

The Prime Minister also wished him "well for the future."

Siddaramaiah was yesterday elected as the leader of the Congress Legislative Party in the state.


"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talked to Siddaramaiah to congratulate him on his election as the Chief Minister of Karnataka and to wish him well for the future," the PMO said.

The 64-year-old backward class leader was chosen yesterday in Bangalore at a meeting of the newly-elected MLAs in the presence of four AICC observers headed by Defence Minister A K Antony.

The Congress picked Siddaramaiah to be the new chief minister after a secret poll of its legislators.

He edged out party veteran and Union Labour Minister M Mallikarjuna Kharge in a hotly-contested race.

Siddaramaiah is credited with leading the Congress party's battle against the BJP government in the state.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523