Governor Invites BJP to form government in Karnataka

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Bangalore, Nov 9 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form its first government in South India on November 12 when the party led coalition government in Karnataka with the Janata Dal (secular) will be sworn in.

Speaking to newsmen after meeting State Governor Rameshwar Thakur, BJP-JD(S) Joint legislature party leader) B S Yeddyurappa said the governor had extended a formal invitation to the coalition parties to form the government. ''The swearing in ceremony will take place on Monday'' he added.

The new coalition government will put an end to more than a month long suspense on the future government of the State which was under President rule after Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy resigned on October eight, after the BJP withdrew support following the JD(S) refusal to honour the power transfer agreement.

Refusing to divulge the structure of the coalition ministry Mr Yeddyurappa said that after holding discussions with JD(S) leaders including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda the names of ministers to be inducted in the ministry would be finalised.

He said the State Assembly would be convened soon to enable him to prove his majority on the floor of the house.

Mr Kumaraswamy, who accompanied B S Yeddyurappa to Raj Bhavan said both the BJP and the JD(S) would gave a stable and good government in which all section of people in the society would be protected.

"Talks with BJP leaders were on to decide the share of portfolios between two parties" Mr Kumaraswamy informed and said that a meeting of JDLP has also been convened on Sunday where party's nominee for the deputy chief minister post will be finalised.


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