Kumaraswamy To Meet Sonia, Rahul In Delhi On Monday


Bengaluru: JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy will meet Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Monday to discuss the modalities of government formation.

B S Yeddyurappa had on Saturday stepped down as the chief minister without facing the floor test in the state assembly as the BJP fell short of numbers, following which Kumaraswamy was invited to form the government by Governor Vajubhai Vala.

This is the second time Kumaraswamy, the son of JD-S supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, will be the Chief Minister of the southern state. “I’m visiting New Delhi tomorrow…I will meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi and the party’s senior leader Sonia Gandhi,” Kumaraswamy said.

Kumaraswamy has invited Congress leaders, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to attend his swearing-in ceremony on May 23.

Mr. Kumaraswamy on Sunday met his father and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda at his residence and later visited the hotel where JD(S) MLAs are camping and held a meeting with them.