In a recent turn of events, HD Kumaraswamy, who was previously scheduled to swear-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 21, will now take oath on May 23. The delay of event has been acknowledged as the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Leaders from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are slated to meet on Sunday to discuss the future of the alliance in the state assembly. The elected MLAs from both the parties are expected to attend the meeting.
Kumaraswamy said that he will prove majority just 24 hours after taking the oath.
“Tomorrow morning, I am going to Delhi. I will meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Just 24 hours after the oath, I’ll prove the majority,” said Kumaraswamy.
On Saturday, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala had invited Kumaraswamy to form the government in the state. The decision came after Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) B.S. Yeddyurappa stepped down ahead of the floor test in the state assembly.