Kumaraswamy stakes claim to form govt in K’taka; to take oath on Monday

Bengaluru: Janata Dal Secular leader H D Kumaraswamy today said that the Karnataka Governor has invited him to form the government in the state. "Oath ceremony (as Chief Minister) to be held between 12 noon-1 pm on Monday," Kumaraswamy said.

He said that his party JD(S) and Congress is ready to form the government in Karnataka.

He said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana CM KC Rao congratulated him.

"Mayawati ji has also blessed me," Kumaraswamy said.

"I have invited all regional leaders for oath ceremony. I've also invited Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji personally," JD(S) leader and son of former prime minister Deve Gowda, H D Kumaraswamy said.


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