CM Gowda takes oath as upper house member

Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today took oath as member of the state Legislative Council, a week after he won the council bypoll.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011, 16:03 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister D V
Sadananda Gowda today took oath as member of the state
Legislative Council, a week after he won the council bypoll.

The Upper House Chairman D H Shanaramurthy administered
the oath of office to Gowda.

Later, speaking to reporters after becoming a member of
the Upper House, the first by a Chief Minister of the state,
Gowda said he would leave for Delhi today, hold a meeting of
Karnataka MPs tomorrow and then submit his resignation from
the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat.

He said he would also consult the BJP high command on
the ministry expansion to fill up seven vacancies.

Gowda`s win in last week`s bypoll ensured he fulfilled the
Constitutional requirement to get elected to the state
legislature within six months of becoming Chief Minister.

Gowda, a Lok Sabha member, was sworn in Chief Minister in
August after B S Yeddyurappa was asked by the BJP Central
leadership to quit over his indictment in the Lokayukta report
on illegal mining.

PTI