Karnataka Verdict: Kumaraswamy To Take Oath As Chief Minister On Wednesday
Oath-Taking Ceremony Moved To Wednesday
The JD(S)-Congress alliance has deferred the oath-taking ceremony by two days. HD Kumaraswamy was earlier scheduled to be sworn in as chief minister of Karnataka on Monday, May 21. He will now take office on Wednesday.
Sibal Says Supreme Court Stopped BJP From Breaking Other Parties
Supreme Court ensured that the BJP was not given time to poach MLAs, says senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal. The 15-day time period given by the Governor would have allowed them to break other parties, he said in an interview to BloombergQuint.
The Congress and JD(S)‘ decision to keep MLAs together in a resort was done to prevent an “illegality which is highly undemocratic”, he said.
He added that opposition strategy will differ state-to-state and the Congress “will be aligned with ideologically like-minded parties to oppose BJP”.
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Kumaraswamy Stakes Claim To Form Government In Karnataka
Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy will take oath as Karnataka's chief Minister on Monday between 12 noon and 1pm. JD(S) and Congress alliance will also discuss modalities of the alliance.
Like Yeddyurappa, even Kumaraswamy has been given 15 days by the governor to prove his majority in the assembly.
Kumarswamy further said, he is not scared of any income tax raids, and is prepared to face any eventualities. “Central government is misusing Income Tax Department to scuttle opposition efforts”, he added.
The oath taking ceremony will be attended by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Kumaraswamy has also invited Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati.
Kumaraswamy Reaches Raj Bhavan To stake Claim For Forming Government.
JD(S)'s HD Kumaraswamy reaches Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Vajubhai Vala, to stake claim for forming government, reports ANI.