- In 2006, HD Kumaraswamy was chief minister under rotational pact
- At that time, BJP's BS Yeddyurappa was his deputy
- Congress, JD(S) have finalised details of power sharing
In 2007, the BJP-JDS alliance had collapsed after 20 months. The northern party alleged that Mr Kumaraswamy had failed to honour the power-sharing agreement and step down to make way for a BJP Chief Minister.
Asked if his party has a similar agreement with the Congress, Mr Kumaraswamy responded in the negative.
The Congress had offered Mr Kumaraswamy's party, the JD(S), unconditional support when the two parties entered into a last-minute partnership during the counting of votes on Tuesday to keep the BJP out of power.
The alliance tasted victory only on Saturday, after BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa stepped down ahead of a trust vote. Unable to muster majority, his party was facing Congress allegations of coercion and abduction of lawmakers. With the support of 116 lawmakers, the Congress-JD(S) combine claim they have majority.
The BJP has alleged that the alliance is a mere marriage of convenience and would fall through very soon.
Mr Siddaramaiah eventually joined the Congress and became its Chief Minister, but the two parties were not the best of friends. This time, before the alliance, the Congress had accused the JD(S) of being the BJP's "B Team".
On Sunday, Mr Kumaraswamy said in view of their differing ideologies, the two allies will formulate a Common Minimum Programme for smooth governance in the state. A coalition coordination committee will also be formed.
The meeting last evening was attended by Congress's central leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
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