Bengaluru, May 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Karnataka’s newly sworn-in Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and assured him of having a good relationship with him on the state’s development issues, an official statement said. Also Read - Must Watch | After 'Kamal, Kamal', BJP Leader's Breathless 'Corona Corona' Chant Goes Viral

“Modi called up Kumaraswamy and greeted him on becoming the chief minister and hoped to have good ties between the two,” said the Chief Minister’s office in a statement here. Also Read - 'Stand Together With Govt But Sudden Lockdown Created Immense Panic', Rahul Gandhi Writes to PM

Reciprocating Modi’s gesture, Kumaraswamy expressed willingness to maintain the good relationship with the Prime Minister on development issues pertaining to the southern state. Also Read - AAP MLA Raghav Chadha Claims UP CM Yogi Adityanath Getting Migrants 'Thrashed'; Cops Register FIR

Earlier, Modi congratulated Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara of the Congress on taking charge.

“My best wishes for their tenure ahead,” Modi said in a tweet after the swearing-in ceremony at the state secretariat here in the presence of national and regional leaders from across the country.