Bengaluru: Karnataka will have its second chief minister in a week as Janata Dal Secular chief HD Kumaraswamy takes oath along with his deputy, Congress’ G Parameshwara.
After a meeting between the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) over cabinet formation, Congress General Secretary and Karnataka in-charge K.C. Venugopal told reporters that only one deputy chief minister will be appointed.
Mr Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi will be in Bengaluru tomorrow for the oath of Mr Kumaraswamy. The ceremony will be attended by a chunk of key opposition leaders, including chief ministers of four states.Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G. Parameshwara will take oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, on Wednesday.
Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in was earlier expected to take place on Monday, but it got pushed to May 23 due to the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Among the confirmed attendees are United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan.