Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru: 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 decided to form the JD-S-Congress government on May 21 by taking oath at 11 a.m. in the Kanteerva stadium,” added Kumaraswamy.