Kumaraswamy admits to issues in the K’taka coalition; hopes to resolve it soon

He however said that it is nothing too big to be a threat to the coalition

After winning the trust vote, the Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy admitted that there were some issues on portfolio allocation with his coalition partner Congress.

He however said that it is nothing too big to be a threat to the coalition.

He also said the expansion of his cabinet would take place once state Congress leaders get an approval from their high command.

There has also been question on farm loan waiver to which Kumaraswamy said that he would look into the problem.

Parleys began between the Congress and the JD(S) on the issue of cabinet expansion soon after Kumaraswamy proved his three-day-old government’s majority on the floor of the assembly yesterday.

Karnataka Congress leaders today left for New Delhi by a chartered plane to discuss with the high command the issues relating to Cabinet expansion and portfolio allocation.

According to sources, Kumaraswamy had met former chief minister and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah, deputy chief minister Parameshwara and Congress general secretary in charge of Karnataka KC Venugopal before they left for Delhi.

It has already been decided that Congress would have 22 ministers and JD(S) will have 12 in the new cabinet.

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