Floor test to be held on on 24 May in Karnataka Vidhan Souhda. CM-designate H D Kumaraswamy to be sworn in tomorrow. "Tomorrow I have a Collector's conference in Hyderabad. So I thought I should meet Mr Kumaraswamy & extend my good wishes. Sometime later I will come but tomorrow I will not be there. Good luck to Mr Kumaraswamy, good luck to Karnataka," says Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao "I am very happy. I am very delighted. Good luck! God bless Mr Kumaraswamy. With blessings of our former PM (HD Deve Gowda) he'll succeed. It's a beginning. Power of the regional parties is showing the future," says Telangana CM Chandrashekar Rao
Congress-JDS leaders met and discussed about the cabinet formation, out of 34 ministries, 22 ministries will go with Congress Party and 12 ministries, including CM will be with be with JDS. Portfolio allocation to be decided after floor test, says Congress member K C Venugopal.
Congress's KR Ramesh Kumar to be the Speaker of the #Karnataka's Vidhana Soudha. pic.twitter.com/LV2q8xH15P
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Congress's G Parameshwara to take oath as the #Karnataka Deputy CM tomorrow pic.twitter.com/1srzAqa4xi
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Karnataka government formation:
Congress' Karnataka state President G Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister and Congress's K R Ramesh Kumar would be the Speaker of Karnataka's Vidhana Soudha in the Janata Dal(Secular)-Congress
coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. Parameshwara would take oath on Wednesday.
member K C Venugopal said, "Congress-JD(S) leaders met and discussed about the cabinet formation, out of 34 ministries, 22 ministries will go with Congress
Party and 12 ministries, including CM will be with be with JD(S). Portfolio allocation to be decided after floor test."
A day ahead of his swearing-in, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday visited the Hindu holy towns of Dharmasthala and Sringeri to pray for the success of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government. Kumaraswamy will take oath on Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru. Governor Vajubhai Vala will administer the oath of office and secrecy to Kumaraswamy, according to a government release.
The swearing-in was earlier scheduled to be held on Monday but was later postponed as it coincided with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary.
JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy returned to the southern state after a day-long visit on Monday to Delhi to discuss government formation and ministerial berth sharing between the coalition partners with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi
and Rahul Gandhi.
Kumaraswamy had also met Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati
in New Delhi and discussed plans of putting in place a Congress and JD(S) coalition government. The JD-S contested the Karnataka election in a pre-poll alliance with the BSP and later had a post-poll tie-up with the Congress.
Meanwhile, Kumaraswamy has asked party cadres not to erect banners, flexi boards and burst crackers as they would harm the environment, a party official said, according to PTI.
Eminent politicians who will be attending Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijay, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejaswi Yadav, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M K Stalin.
Kumaraswamy was invited by Governor Vajubhai Vala to take the reins of power after the three-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government collapsed last Saturday with B S Yeddyurappa, unable to muster the required number for a majority, stepping down as the chief minister without facing the floor test in the state assembly.
The Congress was next with 78 and the JD(S) followed with 37. The BSP has one MLA and two seats went to Independents.