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Cong-JDS coordination committee forms panel to prepare CMP

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

The first meeting of the coordination committee of the ruling JDS-coalition in today decided to appoint a drafting committee to prepare a Common Minimum Programme for governance that will have salient features of their election manifestos.

Along with a decision to make appointments to boardsand corporations at the earliest, the committeealso resolved to continue all popular programmesinitiated by the previous government, headed by

"party during the election announced a manifesto for five years. Similary JD(S) had alsoplaced its manifesto before the people. As this is a coalition government, it is practically difficult to implement both. So we decided to constitute a committee,"former and CLP leader said.

Briefing the media after the meeting here, Siddaramaiah, also of the coordination committee, said the drafting committee would have three members from the Congress and two from JD(S).

Keeping both manifestos, it would draft a CMP, he said, adding that it would submit its draft report to the coordination committee within 10 days.

Announcing the power sharing arrangement between Congress and JD(S), both parties had on June 1 said a common agenda for governance based on the manifestos of both parties would be prepared and presented to the people.

They had also announced a coalition Coordination and Monitoring Committee, which would meet at least once a month.

The coordination committee comprises HD Kumaraswamy, Deputy and KPCC chief G Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah, Congress and JD(S) Danish

While is the chairman, is the convener of the coalition

Stating that all five members of the coordination committee attended today's meeting, said the names of the drafting committee members would be notified tomorrow.

"Once the drafting committee submits its report, the coordination committee will meet once again take a call on it and finally approve the common minimum programme," he said.

The committee, at today's meeting, also resolved to continue all popular programmes initiated by the previous Congress government.

"The popular and flagship programmes we had launched and announced in the budget...all those will continue and once the common minimum programme is ready, the government will think of introducing new programmes," Siddaramaiah said.

The committee also decided to make appointments to boards and corporations at the earliest, as per the agreement arrived at earlier between both parties.

Noting that would discuss regarding this in a week's time, Siddaramaiah said MLAs would first be appointed to 30 board and corporation posts and later the rest would also be appointed.

Asked whether there was anydiscussion on cabinet expansion, he said it would be done oncethe heads of boards and corporations are appointed.

On discussions regarding disgruntled MLAs, miffed over not getting ministerial berths, Siddaramaiah said "we have discussed... but they cannot be disclosed here."

On farm loan waiver promised by JDS in the run up to the elections, he said it would be decided once was in place.

"This committee (drafting committee) will lookinto all these promises made in both the manifestos and will come out with a draft common minimum programme," headded.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:20 IST
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