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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.”