Karna CM designate Kumaraswamy meets Sonia, Rahul on Govt formation

NEW DELHI: Ahead of his swearing-in as the Karnataka’s new chief minister, JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy tonight met Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to finalise the modalities of Government formation and ministerial berth sharing between the two post-poll allies.

According to sources, Congress has mooted two deputy chief ministers for the numerically strong party in order to strike a balance with the JD(S) but the regional party is believed to be not in favour of this proposal. KPCC chief G Parameshwara is among the frontrunners for the deputy chief minister’s post.

Kumaraswamy, who will be sworn in as Chief Minister on Wednesday for the second time in 12 years, flew into the capital this afternoon  and began his engagements with a meeting with pre-poll ally BSP chief Mayawati. BSP bagged 1 seat.

During his 20-minute meeting with Sonia and Rahul, the Congress president, Kumaraswamy is understood to have discussed the nitty-gritty of Cabinet formation on the number of ministerial berths the Congress and the JD(S) would get. The meeting took place at Rahul’s Tughlak Lane residence. (AGENCIES)


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