Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy To Meet PM Modi Today


New Delhi: Newly elected Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in the national capital.

This will be Kumaraswamy’s first meeting with Modi after becoming chief minister of the Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS)-Congress coalition government on 23 May.

“It is customary for the new Chief Minister of any state to call on the Prime Minister, soon after assuming office, in our federal set up,” the Chief Minister told reporters at an event in Bengaluru.

Kumaraswamy will visit Raj Ghat in the afternoon to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. After meeting Modi, he will call on Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to seek adequate coal supplies for the thermal stations in the southern state for power generation.

As per the agreement between the alliance partners, the Congress will have 22 Cabinet posts, including Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, as it has 78 legislators while the JD(S) will keep 12, including the Chief Minister, as it has 36 lawmakers in the 222-member Assembly.