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Karnataka government formation: Key Cong-JD(S) meet ahead of Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in. Top Developments

Karnataka government formation 2018: Karnataka Election 2018, counting, assembly polls results and subsequent drama over the formation of government have scripted an unprecedented chapter in the countrys illustrious electoral history. Chief Minister-elect H D Kumaraswamy is yet to take oath. Apart from that Jananta Dal (Secular)-Congress colation government would have prove its majority immediately after that. The drama that has been unfolding since the counting day on May 15, assumes political significance as three more crucial states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will witness assembly elections later this year before the biggest one 2019 Lok Sabha Polls scheduled for next year. The Karnataka election results 2018, which threw a fractured mandate, also showed contrasting images of two individuals and national parties. Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) Chief Ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa and JD(S) chief H D Kumaraswamy saw fate took them to different destinies. It was also a battle of prestige for two national parties- Congress and BJP. Here are the top developments Swearing-in ceremony and floor test Kumaraswamy was originally scheduled to tak oath on May 21. However, JD(S) had decided to postpone the oath-taking ceremony citing that Congress will observe former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Kumaraswamy will be sworn in as CM on May 23 and the assembly is likely to be convened on May 24. The chief minister-designate has underlined that the newly formed Congress-JD(S) alliance would prove his majority in the assembly within 24 hours of taking oath on May 23. Crucial meeting between JD(S)-Congress over the government formation Kumaraswamy is scheduled to meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss the modalities of government formation. During the meetings, we will discuss some of the issues regarding the new government, and, based on the outcome of these talks, we will decide the constitution of the cabinet of ministers and how many will take oath, Key JD(S) MLAs meeting Kumaraswamy held meetings with his father and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and his 36 MLAs and also visited a temple in Srirangam in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The issue of formation of the cabinet of ministers has not been discussed formally with the Congress leaders. We have only had some informal talks at a personal level. The Congress has its own procedures in these matters, Safety of JD(S) MLAs Kumaraswsmy had rejected reports that the JD(S) MLAs were being kept in We have left it to their discretion to remain in Bengaluru or go back to their constituencies. They are all comfortable. They are tired from the rigours of the elections and are getting some rest, that is all, What happened in Assembly so far Earlier on Saturday, BJPs CM face Yeddyurappa had delivered an emotional speech in the assembly moments before the trust vote that BJP was facing. Susbequently, he had resigned before floor test. Yeddyurappa had also lashed out at Congress-JD(S) alliance, saying that