Congress-JD(S) seal deal: Portfolios decided, to contest 2019 together
The Congress and JD(S) finally came to an agreement on the cabinet expansion. The JD(S) got to keep the important portfolios of Finance, Excise and PWD, while the Congress got Home, Irrigation, Bengaluru Development and Law.
Making the announcement, both the senior leaders of the two parties said that they would fight the 2019 elections together. This was a crucial announcement after a joint opposition put up an impressive performance against the BJP in the by-polls, the results of which were announced yesterday.
It was also decided that a coordination committee would be in place. The committee would be headed by Congress legislature party leader and former chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah. On the other hand, the JD(S) has decided that its convenor of the coordination committee would be Danish Ali.
The swearing-in of the new Cabinet is likely to be held on June 5th or 6th.