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Karnataka Election Updates: HD Kumaraswamy To Meet Rahul Gandhi And Sonia Gandhi In Delhi Tomorrow

Karnataka Election Updates: The swearing-in of Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy shifted to May 23 as May 21 happens to be the date on which former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bombing at Sriperumbudur near Chennai in 1991.

Karnataka Election Updates: HD Kumaraswamy To Meet Rahul Gandhi And Sonia Gandhi In Delhi Tomorrow

Kumaraswamy said the JDS and the Congress will discuss a plan to ensure smooth running of the government.

New Delhi:  After days of high voltage drama in Karnataka, BJP witnessed the fall of it's three-day-old government yesterday.  HD Kumaraswamy picked up his invite to be Karnataka's next chief minister from Governor Vajubhai Vala and is set to head the Congress-JD(S) coalition. He will be the next chief minister for a second time on May 23. The swearing-in ceremony is supposed to be held in the sprawling Kanteerava stadium.

The swearing-in is also going to serve as a show of opposition for non-BJP leaders across the country. The Congress and JD-S alliance aims to project the win as massive victory with opposition leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Chandrababu Naidu and others expected to attend. The third son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda had earlier headed the BJP-JD(S) coalition government for twenty months from January 2006. 

Here are the LIVE Updates from Karnataka:

May 20, 2018
21:59 (IST)
Congress leaders in Karnataka will leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss with the high command, the modalities related to government formation in the state with coalition partner the JD(S).

"Our CLP leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, myself and senior leader D K Shivakumar will leave for Delhi tomorrow and hold talks with Rahul Gandhi (Congress President) and Sonia Gandhi about modalities of government formation," State Congress President G Parameshwara told reporters here.

To a question on allocation of portfolios between the coalition partners, he said "until things are discussed tomorrow, everything is speculation."
May 20, 2018
21:26 (IST)
Karnataka Government Formation: HD Kumaraswamy May Have Two Deputies, Will Take Oath Alone, Says Congress
Karnataka may have not one, but two deputy chief ministers, state Congress chief G Parameshwara has said. The final call will be taken by the Central leadership, whom HD Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister of the alliance will meet tomorrow."
May 20, 2018
20:31 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is likely to attend Mr Kumaraswamy's swearing in ceremony
May 20, 2018
17:39 (IST)
May 20, 2018
13:35 (IST)
Superstar Rajinikanth says that, "What happened in Karnataka yesterday was a win for democracy. BJP asking for some more time and governor giving 15 days time was a mockery of democracy. I would like to thank Supreme Court for its order, which upheld the democracy."

May 20, 2018
12:56 (IST)
Janata Dal (Secular) Party national secretary general Kunwar Danish Ali says, "The alliance of Congress and JD(S) will be really long. You'll see the alliance grow stronger in the Lok Sabha elections too."  The Congress and the Janata Dal Secular that came together to form an alliance after the election results were declared.

May 20, 2018
12:47 (IST)
Jaiveer Shergill of Congress says on MLAs who tried to break the Congress-JD(S) coalition that, "We hope Prime Minister orders probe into corruption which their MLAs were indulging in. PM should prove to nation his commitment to fight against corruption and launch probe against those who called Congress and JD(S) MLAs who and offered bribe to break the rock solid coalition."

May 20, 2018
12:38 (IST)
No rotational system with Congress on chief ministership  arrangement says HD Kumaraswamy to NDTV.
May 20, 2018
11:41 (IST)
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge says on Cabinet formation that, "High command will take decision. We, being a national party, supported JD(S) - a regional party, to uphold Constitutional principles and democracy. Keeping everything in mind, there ought to be a 'give and take' equation.

May 20, 2018
11:38 (IST)
Sources indicate that in a meeting last night between Congress and JDS leader,  it was agreed to constitute a coalition coordination committee and to draw a common minimum programme. 
May 20, 2018
11:21 (IST)
The Chief Minister designate would also visit the Srirangam temple in Tamil Nadu's Trichy before his  Delhi trip.
May 20, 2018
11:02 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy, CM-designate of Karnataka says, "tomorrow morning I'm going to Delhi, I'll meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Just 24 hours after the oath, I'll prove the majority."

May 20, 2018
10:45 (IST)
The Congress and the Janata Dal Secular that came together for an alliance were driven by their common objective to keep BS Yeddyurappa out of power in Karnataka.
May 20, 2018
10:18 (IST)
H D Kumaraswamy is to come to Delhi to meet Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi tomorrow.

May 20, 2018
10:16 (IST)
Janata Dal Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy said he will take oath on Wednesday as the chief minister of Karnataka, hours after the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa resigned from the top post without facing a floor test.
May 20, 2018
10:06 (IST)
HD Kumaraswamy's Oath Next Week Turns Into Show Of Opposition Unity
As HD Kumaraswamy preps for his swearing-in ceremony to be held in Bengaluru's sprawling Kanteerava stadium on Wednesday next, the occasion is going to serve more than one purpose. It will also serve as a show of unity for opposition leaders.
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