With BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa having stepped down as Chief Minister of Karnataka on Saturday, JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy is all set to take over.
Party sources said that the Kumaraswamy will be taking oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Wednesday, May 23.
Sources said that his oath-taking ceremony had to be postponed from Monday to Wednesday.
It is said that the Monday’s programme was deferred due to the Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary on that day.
The Congress MLAs will be a part of the death anniversary and will be offering their homage to the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Kumaraswamy said: “Swearing day will be Wednesday because on Monday it is Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary and that is not the proper date because entire country’s Congress workers will be a part of the death anniversary function and it is not good to hold the oath taking ceremony at that time. For this reason we have shifted the date.”
It is also said that the swearing in will also be an opportunity to showcase the opposition’s unity something that needs to be realized by 2019 national election to take on Amit Shah-Narendra Modi combine.
Invitation for the swearing in will be extended to the leaders of the opposition parties including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati, Mamta Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state following the resignation of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote.>