D Kumaraswamy, president of Janata Dal (Secular) took the oath as the Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23, 2018, at Grand Steps of Vidhana Soudha. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath.
Rahul Gandhi had the challenge to form the government in Karnataka despite having fewer seats. The Gandhi scion offered the Chief Minister post to JDS chief Kumar Swami. Both parties formed an alliance to keep BJP out of power. Just after 7 months, the alliance was about to collapse due to lack of mutual collaboration between the two rival parties.
Ever since the formation of the state government, Congress- JDS working style has been criticized majorly on social media. A video has gone viral on social media claiming the road built by the state government of Karnataka illustrates the poor quality material used by the contractor.
The upper layer can easily be removed by a single hand, leaving behind only sand. It portrays the corruption involved in the whole system. The question being raised how such contractors are given contracts by the government?
The villager in the video shows how potholes are formed on roads which cause deaths. Recently Bangalore, the financial capital of Karnataka, protested over the death of a motorcycle-borne person who was run over by a bus. The man fell off trying to avert a pothole.
Surprisingly, the government was criticized the first day when an honest lady officer was reportedly being sacked for during her duty during the swearing-in ceremony. She made West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee walk up to the stage, as per protocols.
An angry Mamta complained this to CM Kumarswami and he allegedly assured her of punishing the officer. However, after media outrage, no action was taken by Kumaraswamy against the officer.