H D Kumaraswamy Meets Rahul, Sonia In Delhi, To Take Oath As Karnataka CM On May 23

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JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday met Congress president Rahul and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi to discuss the form of the coalition government that he will head in the state.

After meeting the Congress president, Kumaraswamy said, “Rahul Gandhi has cleared the modalities to be done. He has given permission to Karnataka Congress general secretary KC Venugopal to discuss all those matters and finalise everything.”

“Local leaders and Venugopal will sit together tomorrow to finalise things,” Kumaraswamy said on the question of Deputy CM.

“I wanted to show my respect and regards to the Gandhi family. That’s why I came here. I requested them further presence in oath ceremony. Both of them agreed to be present at the ceremony,” he said.

The oath-taking ceremony will take place on May 23. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP Supremo Mayawati will mark their presence on the occasion.

Kumaraswamy has also invited Communist Party of India (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to attend his swearing-in ceremony.