Bangalore, Nov 10 (UNI) A new coalition Government led by BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa will be sworn in on Monday.
Former Chief Minister and Janata Dal(Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy is likely to be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister. A full-fledged ministry would be sworn in after the new Government proves 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 are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony. With the formation of a 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 President's Rule, imposed in the State from October nine, a formal communique from President Pratibha Patil in this regard was still awaited.
Hectic lobbying was on by ministerial aspirants in both the parties to get into the ministry as well as '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 Mr Kumaraswamy got engaged with his legislators at a private guest house, Mr Yeddyurappa was busy meeting senior personalities in public life.
JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda cancelled all his engagements as he was indisposed. Mr Kumaraswamy was expected to call on him later in the evening. Meanwhile, efforts were still on in the party camp to persuade senior leader M P Prakash to join the ministry.