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JD-S says Kumaraswamy will be next Karnataka CM

IANS  |  Bengaluru 

Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) will be the party's candidate for the Chief Minister's post, it announced on Tuesday after finishing third in the Assembly and getting the backing of the

"It is crystal clear that it will be Kumaraswamy for the Chief Minister's post. With the blessings of the people of Karnataka, he will be the Chief Minister," JD-S Danish told a news channel.

Asked if can invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the single largest party to form the government, he said: "How can (call the BJP) when majority is there with the two parties?

"In Meghalaya, they didn't invite the single largest party," he said.

Asked if the post of Deputy will be offered to the Congress, said the party will ask the to join the government.

"All those details will be discussed later on. Both the parties have come together and we will provide a stable government," he said.

earlier said it would back the JD-S to form the government following a hung Assembly.



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:30 IST