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Congress JD(S) to form government in Karnataka, swearing in for Kumaraswamy on May 21

Congress-JD(S) to form government in Karnataka, swearing-in for Kumaraswamy on May 21

Congress-JD(S) to form government in Karnataka, swearing-in for Kumaraswamy on May 21
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By Suman Singh  May 19, 2018 8:55:01 PM IST (Updated)

Congress-Janata Dal (Secular)'s joint Chief Ministerial candidate H.D. Kumaraswamy will take the oath for the office on May 21 between 12 noon to 1 pm, ANI reported on Saturday.

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Kumaraswamy said that he was invited by Vajubhai Vala, Karnataka's Governor, to form a government led by both Congress and JD (S) and to prove a majority in 15 days in the State Assembly.
However, Kumaraswamy remained positive and said that the said given days is not required to prove the majority.
The parties will invite Rahul Gandhi for the swearing-in ceremony.
Power has never influenced my determination to stand up for a cause, Kumaraswamy said adding that he wants to congratulate the judiciary for saving the democracy.
A petition was filed in the Supreme Court by the Congress-JD (S) against the Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite B.S. Yeddyurappa to form government.
Earlier, B. S. Yeddyurappa resigned as the Chief Minister of Karnataka in the State Assembly before the floor test, in which the party was supposed to gain a majority, to stake its claim to form the largest single-party government.
Following the resignation of Yeddyurappa, many state regional party leaders as well as Congress leaders congratulated and welcomed the decision.
The Congress won 78 seats and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) won 37 wherein the Congress later said it would support a JD-S led government after the May 12 elections threw up a hung assembly.
Bharatiya Janata Party had won 104 seats in the Assembly elections held in 222 segments, falling short of eight seats of the 112 halfway mark.
With inputs from ANI
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