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Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy during an election campaign in support of JD(S) candidate from Rajarajeshwari Nagar Constituency V Krishnamurthy (L), at Gnana Bharathi in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency Krishnamurthy along with former CM H D Kumaraswamy arrives to file nomination papers ahead of by-polls in Karnataka, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) supremo and party candidate for Rajya Sabha polls H D Devegowda (4th R), accompanied by his sons H D Kumaraswamy (2nd R) and H D Revanna (3rd R), files his nomination papers at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) candidate H D Devegowda with his sons H D Kumaraswamy (C) and H D Revanna (R) arrives at Vidhana Soudha to file his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha polls, in Bengaluru.

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Nikhil Gowda (L), son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (C), ties the knot with Revathi (R) in a low-key event, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa (3R) with former CM HD Kumaraswamy (R), Congress leader Siddaramaiah (2R) and others during all party meeting, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa (2nd R), former CM HD Kumaraswamy (R) and State minister Jagadish Shettar (L) during the engagement ceremony of Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Revathi, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara with other members during the Assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Fomrer Chief Minsiter and JD(S) leader HD Kumarswamy campaigns for Mahalaxmi Layout candidate Girish K Nashi ahead of the Assembly bypoll, in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy during an election campaign for JD(S) candidate Girish K Nashi for the upcoming by poll at Mahalakshmi Layout, in Bengaluru.

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Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy speaks during a silent protest by media personnel against the ban on photojournalists and electronic media cameraman from covering the Assembly Session, in Bengaluru.

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Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government to prove their majority in the state Assembly, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy submits his resignation to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala after losing the vote of confidence, in Bengaluru. Kumaraswamy lost trust vote 99-105.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara meet Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar after losing the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, his deputy G Parameshwara and Minister RV Deshpande during the vote of confidence in Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru. Kumaraswamy lost trust vote 99-105.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, standing right, as a trust vote is conducted inside the assembly in Bangalore. Kumaraswamy lost the trust vote.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during the Assembly session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with his deputy G Parameshwara during Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy arrives for assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy during an assembly session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy speaks at the Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy comes out of the Shankar Math after offering prayers in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy leaves Vidhana Soudha after meeting with Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar in his chamber, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy leaves after attending the Assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru. The Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition government led by him will face its trust vote on Thursday.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy arrives to attend the Assembly Session, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy during the Assembly Session, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy talks with party MLA's and Ministers at the HAL airport, Bengaluru after his 10 day personal trip to US.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy sleeps on the floor during his visit to Chandraki village for an overnight stay in a state-run school, in Yadgir district, Karnataka

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Former PM Manmohan Singh with Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Puducherry CM V Narayansamy during a meeting at AICC, New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Chief Minister of Karnataka H.D. Kumaraswamy during a meeting, New Delhi

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administers oath to MLA H Nagesh during the cabinet expansion of JD(S)-Congress coalition government at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, deputy Chief Minister G Parameswara with newly inducted MLA's R Shankar (L) and H Nagesh (R) during the cabinet expansion of JD(S)-Congress coalition government at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi meets Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy at 12 Tughlak Lane, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy (3rd R), JD(S)-Congress Coordination Committee chief Siddaramaiah (4th R) and other Congress-JD(S) leaders during a meeting in Bengaluru.

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(From left) Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy and Karnataka JD(S) chief

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu wears a Mysore peta presented by Former Prime Minister & JD(S) Supremo H D Devegowda and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy after a meeting in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy addresses the media druing a seminar in Hubballi, Karnataka

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy along with wife Anitha Kumaraswamy (C) and son Nikhil Gowda (R) show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, Kethiganahalli in Ramanagara district.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy leaves after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, Kethiganahalli in Ramanagara district.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy addresses supporters during an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, in Shivamogga.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu being felicitated as Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy looks on during their campaign for JD(S)-Congress alliance for Lok Sabha elections, in Mandya

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, JD(S) Supremo H D Devegowda, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao, AICC Karnataka incharge Venugopal during the Congress-JD(S) parivartan rally ahead of Lok Sabha election in Bengaluru.

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Congress-JD(S) Co-ordination Committee Chairman & former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) supremo H D Devegowda(R), Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and others during a joint press conference after a committee meeting for Lok Sabha Election strategy, in Bengaluru.

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Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy offer prayers at Sri Chamundeshwari temple before filing his nomination papers, ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections, at Chamundi Hills in Mysuru.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy ,in New Delhi.

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Congress and JD (S) leaders after finalising the poll alliance.

Invitees watch a flying display on the inaugural day of Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore.

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Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba release a brochure during the inauguration of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy displays a suitcase containing papers of the state Budget 2019-20 at Vidhan Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Former PM Deve Gowda of JD(S) has his hand on former Congress CM Siddaramaiah

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy speaks during an interview with PTI, in Bengaluru.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru, Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

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DMK chief MK Stalin, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, newly sworn-in Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamla Nath, NC chief Farooq Abdullah, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and others during the swearing-in-ceremony of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, in Bhopal.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, actors Rajnikanth, Ravichandran, Prakash Raj and others during the prayer meeting for veteran Kannada actor and politician Ambarish, who passed away in Bengaluru yesterday, at the age of 66, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy pays his last respects to Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar in Bengaluru.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu (R) greets Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (L) and former prime minister HD Devegowda (C) before a meeting in Bengaluru.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu waves after being felicitated by Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda ahead of a meeting, in Bengaluru.

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JD(S) Supremo H D Devegowda, Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy (L), former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah (R) and others during a lok sabha by-poll election rally in favour of party candidate Madhu Bangarappa, in Shivmoga.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh being welcomed by Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy at the 28th Meeting of the Southern Zonal Council, in Bengaluru.

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Karantaka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy meets Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy inspects the parade during the 72nd Independence Day function at the Maneskshaw Parade Ground, in Bengaluru.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during a programme in Bengaluru.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama presents a traditional Tibetan memento to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during a programme in Bengaluru. The program, organized by the Tibetans living in Karnataka, is a part of the Thank You India - 2018 series of events commemorating 60 years of Tibetans-in-exile.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy offer special prayers at Talakaveri, considered to be the source of River Cauvery, in Kodagu district.

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Former prime minister Deve Gowda,Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and others during Cauvery Management Board meeting, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy meets with Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during Karnataka legislative assembly session, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presents the state budget 2018-19 in the Assembly at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy with his ministers arrive to present the Congress-JDS coalition government's maiden budget, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the inauguration of the State Cancer Institute block at Kidwai Cancer Institute, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C), Hardeep Singh Puri (not seen), flag off the six-coach Namma Metro from Baiyappanahalli to Mysore road Metro station, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy speaks during a press conference, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy calls on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswam, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu as Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan look on during governing council meeting of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy, Kerela CM Pinarayi Vijayan and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu address media in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy meets President of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Sa Ra Govindu, and member of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Praveen Shetty at CM's office, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and MNM chief Kamal Hassan address the media after a meeting, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy after a meeting with the woman entrepreneurs, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy greets Co-ordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah, as his Deputy Parameshwara, MP K C Venugopal, Congress senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily look on during a press conference, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy (R), Coalition Co-ordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah (L) and MP K C Venugopal during a press conference, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress MP K C Venugopal during a press conference, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy (L) meets Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy for a discussion on infrastructure for Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial Rajghat, in New Delhi.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy pays tribute to India's first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks as BJP MLA's walks out ahead of the trust vote, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks after BJP MLA's walked out ahead of the trust vote, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.

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H.D. Kumaraswamy (left) taking oath as the CM, on May 23

Leaders of non-BJP parties line up in Bangalore on May 23

Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and others during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, AICC President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi wave during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Bengaluru.

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Newly sworn-in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with Karnataka former chief minister & Congress leader Siddaramaiah during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, newly-sworn in Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administers the oath to JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister during the swearing-in ceremony of JD(S)-Congress coalition government, in Bengaluru.

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Deve Gowda and H.D. Kumaraswamy

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JD(S) leader and Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy visits Manjunatha Swamy temple, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, at Kshetra Dharmasthala in Dharmasthala, Karnataka.

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