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Kumaraswamy invited to form Govt in Karnataka, oath-taking on Wednesday


Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular’s legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next Government in the state, following the resignation of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote.

“The Governor has invited me to form the next Government as the leader of the JD-S legislative party with the support of the Congress, which is our alliance partner,” Kumaraswamy told reporters at the Raj Bhavan after the meeting.

The JD-S leader also said the Governor had given him 15 days to prove that he had majority in the 224-member legislative assembly, whose strength is currently 222.

“I have decide to form the JD-S-Congress Government on May 21 by taking oath at 11 a.m. in the Kanteerva stadium,” earlier added Kumaraswamy. But later it was decided that Kumaraswamy will take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday, as Monday is Rajiv Gandhi’s Death Anniversary & Tuesday is considered inauspicious in South India. (IANS)

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