JD(S) still not in favour of two Congress Dy. CMs in Karnataka
The JD(S) is not in favour of having two deputy chief ministers as has been mooted by the Congress. The issue is still under consideration by the two parties and further discussions are expected in this regard.
The JD(S) has agreed to give the Congress the post of Speaker, but is still not in favour of having two deputies. The JD(S) is however fine with the idea of having just one deputy, sources tell OneIndia.
H D Kumaraswamy who will be sworn in as chief minister on Wednesday held a meeting with the Congress high command on Tuesday. The two parties have agreed to have a coordination committee to ensure the smooth functioning of the government.
The Congress had proposed two deputies as it could accommodate a Lingayat and Dalit to the post. However on Monday, there were reports that the Congress is toying the idea of suggesting the name of D K Shivakumar to the post. He belongs to the Vokkaliga community. Shivakumar had said that he would be agreeable to whatever the high command says.