New Delhi, May 22: The newest invitee to HD Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in as Karnataka’s Chief Minister is Tamil actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, say reports. The leaders who have been invited have one thing in common; none of them belongs to the BJP. Media has reported on how the anti-BJP forces are getting together with the JD(S) patriarch HD Deve Gowda turning the swearing-in on Wednesday into a show of strength against the saffron party. Also Read - TikTok Star-Turned-BJP Leader Sonali Phogat Caught on Camera Hitting Man With Slipper Before Police, Video Goes Viral
Kamal Haasan forayed into politics with the launch of his political party – Makkal Needhi Maiam, or Peoples Justice Party. “This is your party. This is people’s party. I am here listen to you. With this joy comes big responsibility, You have to be an example, I am not here to tell you I am here to listen,” Haasan said. (Also read: Kamal’s journey from stardom to political plunge). He has been extremely critical of the AIADMK and has spoken on various on concerning the common man. Also Read - 'Never Said PM Modi Should be Removed From Delhi', Mamata Slams BJP For 'Engaging in Politics'
“On the suggestion of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, we will be extending invitations to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, BSP supremo Mayawati, Telangana CM K C Chandrashekar Rao, and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu,” Kumaraswamy told the media soon after meeting Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to stake claim to form the government. SP national president Akhilesh Yadav is also among the invitees. Also Read - COVID-19 Treatment in Delhi: Check List of COVID-19 Hospitals, Test Centres, Quarantine Facilities
Expressing his happiness over BJP’s Yeddyurappa’s resignation, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had tweeted “Right now news has come that BS Yeddyurappa has resigned as Karnataka’s CM, are all of you happy? All those who believe in democracy are happy.” Mamata Banerjee was one of the first ones who had called up Kumaraswamy to congratulate him. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also been extended an invitation to the ceremony.