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Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress Govt Wins Karnataka Floor Test

This is HD Kumaraswamy’s second term as chief minister of Karnataka.

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, with other JD(S) and Congress leaders, after winning the trust vote at at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.
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Newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy won the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on 25 May, even as BJP leaders staged a walk out. Congress MLA KR Ramesh has been elected the Speaker.

Snapshot
  • This is HD Kumaraswamy’s second term as chief minister of Karnataka
  • Congress’ G Parameshwara was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister
  • While the JD(S) will have 12 ministers, Congress will have 22 ministers in the Cabinet
7:37 PM , 25 May

Meeting Over Cabinet Expansion Held

A meeting was held to discuss the cabinet expansion after the floor test.

CM HD Kumaraswamy, Deputy CM Dr G Parameshwar, Siddaramaiah, KC Venugopal and HD Revanna were present in the meeting.

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6:59 PM , 25 May

Cong-JD(S) Govt Will Complete Its Five- Year Term: HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (R) and his deputy G Parameshwara (L).
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy (R) and his deputy G Parameshwara (L).
(Photo: PTI)

Seeking the trust vote, HD Kumaraswamy asserted the Congress-JD(S) coalition government would complete its five- year term, while maintaining he was conscious that his party JD(S) does not have a majority on its own.

"I am pained that people have not placed their trust in me," he said, as he moved the motion seeking the vote of confidence of the Assembly in his government.

"We will work for the people. We are not here to fulfil our personal interests," he said, adding neither he nor the members of his family ever hankered after power, and spent most of their time in politics seated in opposition benches.

5:27 PM , 25 May

The Real Action Will Start Now: HD Kumaraswamy

After winning the floor test, the new Chief Minister of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy interacted with the media saying, “The real action will start now.”

“Whatever promises I have made to the citizens of Karnataka, I am going to fulfill them,” Kumaraswamy told ANI.

On BJP calling for a statewide bandh on 28 May, Kumaraswamy said, “I am not going to care about this threat.”

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4:12 PM , 25 May

DK Shivakumar Slams BJP for Announcing State-Wide Bandh

Congress leader DK Shivakumar said the BJP was “wasting public money”, by calling for a bandh on 28 May.

If a law and order situation is created, it’ll be because of them. They cannot force and blackmail us, we are a responsible government and cannot act on the wishes of BJP.

Published: 25 May 2018, 8:54 AM IST