Kamal Hasaan to attend HD Kumaraswamy's swearing-in, Stalin miss it due to Tuticorin protests
HD Kumaraswamy will be taking oath as Karnataka chief minister in a grand swearing-in ceremony with several high-profile people including Rahul and Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan, Chandrababu Naidu, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav attending the ceremony. Tamil Nadu will also have a representation in the form of superstar turned politician Kamal Haasan.
Inviting Kamal Haasan through a letter Kumaraswamy said that the people of Karnataka have given a mandate in favour of Janata Dal and Indian National Congress and they are to form a government. Kumaraswamy further writes, "On this momentous occassion, I deem it my privilage and honour to extend our invitation to you for the swearing-in ceremony."
Kamal Haasan has also confirmed that he will be attending the ceremony. Earlier, Kamal had congratulated Kumaraswamy after the SC judgement calling for a floor test. Kamal had tweeted, "Welcome to democracy sir. I am proud to congratulate the legitimate Chief Minister of Karnataka. Glad I waited."
A person who will miss the event tomorrow will be DMK working president MK Stalin. Though Stalin had earlier planned to visit Bengaluru for the swearing-in ceremony, he cancelled it following the Tuticorin incident, where over 9 people protesting against Sterlite have been killed. Holding the AIADMK responsible for the deaths and violence in Tuticorin, Stalin said that he will be visiting Tuticorin to meet the families of those who were killed.