Bangalore, Nov 10 (UNI) A new coalition government led by Bharatiya Janata Party leader B S Yeddyurappa will be sworn in on November 12.
Former Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy was also likely to be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister on that day. A full fledged ministry would be sworn in after the new government proved its majority on the floor of the Assembly and this would take place only after November 20, according to BJP sources. Several national BJP leaders were expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony.
With the formation of new government, it would be a long cherished dream for the BJP to usher in the party to power in South India for the first time. Though the centre had decided to revoke the President Rule imposed on the state from October 9, a formal communique from the President in this regard was still awaited.
Hectic lobbying was on by ministerial aspirants in both the parties to get into the ministry and get 'powerful portfolios.' Young legislators in both the parties were vying for posts following news that new faces would be given due importance in the ministry.
While Kumaraswamy got engaged himself with his legislators at a private guest house, Mr Yeddyurappa was busy meeting senior personalities in public life.
Janata Dal(Secular) Supremo cancelled all his engagements as he was indisposed. Mr Kumaraswamy was expected to call on him later in the evening. Efforts were still on in JD(S) camp to persuade senior leader M P Prakash to join the ministry.