HDK meets Rahul, Sonia, Mayawati; discusses Government formation

New Delhi:  Fast-pacing the process of Cabinet formation in Karnataka, the Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) yesterday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and got their clearance. Kumaraswamy touched Sonia Gandhi’s feet in a gesture of gratitude for supporting the JD(S).

Kumaraswamy said that both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will attend the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow. At the meeting with the Gandhis, though the leaders did not go into the nitty-gritty of government formation, Rahul asked Kumaraswamy to leave the post of the Speaker for the Congress. Kumaraswamy gave his consent.

“I wanted to show my respect and regards to Gandhi family. I requested them for attending the oath-taking ceremony on Wednesday. Both of them agreed to be present,” Kumaraswamy said. He further said: “It was a good meeting. Rahul cleared the initial modalities and asked Venugopal to discuss all the concerned matters,” he said.

After interacting with Kumaraswamy, Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “I had a warm and cordial meeting this evening, in Delhi, with Kumaraswamy. We discussed the political situation in  Karnataka and other matters of mutual interest.”

“I will be attending his swearing-in as the CM of Karnataka, on Wednesday, in Bengaluru,” Gandhi wrote in the micro blogging site confirming his attendance at the oath-taking ceremony.

Earlier in the day, Kumaraswamy also met BSP Supremo Mayawati in Delhi as her party is a pre-poll alliance partner with JD(S).

No differences of opinion: HDK

In Hassan, Kumaraswamy said that his party, the JD(S), had no differences of opinion with coalition partner Congress over distribution of portfolios. “The issue is created by a section of the media. I have been following the hate messages spreading on social media. I will give them an answer in a few days,” he said.

He was speaking to reporters before visiting several temples in his home district and offering special puja to the deities, along with his family members. “Managing the Chief Minister’s post is a challenge. I will discuss the issues with the leaders about the functioning of the Government. I will resolve the people’s problems,” Kumaraswamy said.

He said, he will take all Congress leaders into confidence to ensure a stable Government.

Responding to BJP MLA B. Sriramulu’s statement that he will give sleepless nights to JD(S) and Congress leaders, Kumaraswamy said, “Neither Sriramulu, nor BJP, can take away our sleep. I will make them spend sleepless nights,”  Kumaraswamy said.

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  • The Archbishop of Delhi is scared. He has to unburden his guilt. Offence is first defence. But forgets Jesus. Offence continues breeding itself. Political turbulance is the danger he foresees to Missionaries. Modi is not just a name. He is India. Secularism, the illegitimate child of the church, will find a new meaning, turns itself into a weapon of self destruction to Missionaries. Blocks inflow of foreign funds to Missionaries, suicidal.
    Secularism can be no longer a shield. It is tolerance of good and intolerance of antinational activities of Missionaries. Evil is not outside.
    Hindus should learn to love themselves first more than hating others for their doom. Let us be alert. Our political parties are good shops for Bishops. They dislike nationalism and unity. This is what we voted for
    in 2014. We will continue it with more patriotism.

  • seven thugs will destroy india and this rascal hdk supported by his mudiya hdd willspoil our state.