Political leaders are free to form any kind of front before the 2019 elections, but only a post-poll alliance would form govt after the Lok Sabha polls, CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said.
D K Shivakumar claimed JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda does not have any problem with a Congress MLA becoming deputy chief minister in the coalition government of the two parties.
The swearing-in of JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka CM would signal the formation of a "secular" and anti-BJP front in the country, Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily said on Tuesday.
The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka will not last long as the two parties have come together with a "selfish motive", BJP leader and Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said.
The swearing-in ceremony of Karnataka CM-designate Kumaraswamy will be used as a "show of strength" of the opposition parties ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, in a possible line up against the BJP.
Karnataka chief minister- designate H DKumaraswamy today acknowledged that running the Congress-JD(S) coalition government over the next five years will be a "big challenge" for him.
A day ahead of his swearing-in, Kumaraswamy visited the Hindu holy towns of Dharmasthala and Sringeri to pray for the success of the Congress-(JD-S) coalition government.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he would attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Congress and JD-S coalition government in Karnataka on Wednesday.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will attend the swearing in ceremony of Janata Dal(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister on May 23.
Amit Shah said that being the single-largest party in Karnataka Assembly, it was his party's responsibility to stake claim to form the govt and there was nothing "undemocratic or unethical" in it.
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