Karnataka government formation: Kumaraswamy is expected to take oath on Wednesday.
HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister designate of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka, will meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today. The JD(S) leader is expected to meet the Gandhis to discuss the Cabinet ahead of his oath ceremony. Mr Kumaraswamy is expected to take oath on Wednesday.
The Congress, which won 78 seats in comparison to Mr Kumaraswamy’s party’s 38, will get the lion’s share of the ministries.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invited the BJP, the single largest party with 104 seats, to form the government though the JD(S)- Congress combine that commanded a majority, had staked claim to form government. The two parties later approached the court against the Governor’s invite to BS Yeddyurappa. JD(S)-Congress combine were only allowed to form the government after Mr Yeddyurappa resigned for want of majority, ahead of the trust vote on Saturday. >