K’taka MLAs take oath in name of family deity, political masters

Even though protem speaker RV Deshpande said the oath should be taken only in the name of God or the Constitution, some newly minted legislators invoked the name of their family deity or spiritual and political gurus, earning the ire of political opponents. While Siddaramaiah took oath in the name of God, Shivakumar took the name of his family deity, Gangadhara Ajja.