Karnataka CM meets Modi, congratulates him on becoming PM for second term


NEW DELHI: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and congratulated him on being re-elected for a second term.

On Friday, amidst coalitions troubles and decimation of the ruling combine in elections, Kumaraswamy expanded his Cabinet by inducting two independent MLAs.

On the issue of the expansion of Karnataka Cabinet, Kumaraswamy told media that it is a political issue and he will manage it.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to R Shankar and H Nagesh at the Raj Bhavan where deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and others were also present.

In Karnataka, BJP is the single largest party with 105 members in the 225 member assembly, while the ruling coalition of Congress and JD(U) has 117 members. 79 legislators belong to Congress, 37 from JD(S)and 1 from BSP.

The BJP had won 25 out of the 27 seats it contested in the recent Lok Sabha polls. An independent candidate Sumalatha, supported by the BJP had won in Mandya.

The Congress, which is part of the ruling coalition in Karnataka won only one out of the 21 seats it had contested.

Congress' alliance partner JD(S) too won one out of the seven seats it contested.


With inputs from ANI

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