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Cong Gets Lion’s Share in K’taka; Alliance Won’t Last, says BJP

JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy is expected to be sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka on 23 May.

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HD Kumaraswamy will meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi today. 
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JD(S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate HD Kumaraswamy said he will take oath along with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Wednesday, 23 May. Congress's KR Ramesh Kumar will be the Speaker of the state’s Vidhana Soudha.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary in Karnataka KC Venugopal said the party would get 22 portfolios, while 12 portfolios, including the chief minister's portfolio, would be given to the JD(S).

The portfolio allocation will be decided after the floor test on 24 May.

Snapshot
  • HD Kumaraswamy met Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi
  • Swearing-in ceremony to be held on 23 May in Bengaluru
  • Floor test to be held on 24 May
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee among invitees
12:39 PM , 23 May

Alliance Won't Last Three Months: Yeddyurappa

BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, while participating in ‘Anti-People’s Mandate Day’ protest organised against the Congress-JD(S) alliance, said that the alliance of the two parties won’t last more than three months.

“Hunger, greed and power is the basis of JD(S)-Congress alliance, such alliance will not even last 3 months,” said Yeddyurappa.

BJP organised protests in Karnataka against Congress-JD(S) alliance.
BJP organised protests in Karnataka against Congress-JD(S) alliance.
(Photo: ANI)
BJP organised  ‘Anti-People’s Mandate Day’ protests in Karnataka.
BJP organised ‘Anti-People’s Mandate Day’ protests in Karnataka.
(Photo: ANI)
BS Yeddyurappa said the alliance won’t last three months.
BS Yeddyurappa said the alliance won’t last three months.
(Photo: ANI)
11:54 AM , 23 May

All Promises Will be Fulfilled: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM designate HD Kumaraswamy, while speaking to ANI, said that all promises made in the manifesto will be fulfilled.

“All the promises made in the manifesto will be implemented. Safeguarding the interest of the farming community is our top priority,” Kumaraswamy said.

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8:47 PM , 22 May
KEY EVENT

Floor Test on 24 May

The floor test will be held on on 24 May in the Vidhana Soudha.

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8:27 PM , 22 May

Only Me And Dy CM to Take Oath: HD Kumaraswamy

Addressing a press conference, CM-elect HD Kumaraswamy said only he and the Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara would take oath on Wednesday. He further added that he would not be living in the government-allotted bungalow, reported CNN News18.

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Published: 21 May 2018, 10:35 AM IST
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