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Congress leaders to discuss power-sharing arrangement with JD(S) in Karnataka on Sunday

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot will arrive in Delhi tomorrow morning and hold discussions with Gandhi, before finalising the power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S).

Published: 19th May 2018 10:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2018 10:51 PM   |  A+A-

Congress supporters raise posters of party President Rahul Gandhi and JD S chief HD Kumarswamy after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation in New Delhi on Saturday, 19 May 2018. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Congress will chalk out its strategy and power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S) in Karnataka tomorrow, when its top leaders will hold discussions with party chief Rahul Gandhi in the national capital, ahead of the swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as the chief minister of the southern state.

According to sources, senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot will arrive in Delhi tomorrow morning and hold discussions with Gandhi, before finalising the power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S) in the Karnataka government.

The two leaders were stationed in Bengaluru to steer the party's strategy ahead of the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly today.

READ | Yeddyurappa resigns; Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala invites Kumaraswamy to form JD(S)-Congress coalition government in 15 days

The BJP's B S Yeddyurappa, however, resigned as the Karnataka chief minister without taking the floor test.

"Everything will be decided in Delhi tomorrow, when the top leaders of the party will hold discussions with Rahul Gandhi," a Congress leader said.

The Congress has extended support to the JD(S) to form a government in the southern state under a power-sharing agreement.

While Kumaraswamy will be the chief minister, the deputy chief minister is expected to be from the Congress and a Dalit is likely to be appointed to the post.

The Congress has 78 MLAs in the 224-member House and the JD(S) has 37.

The H D Deve Gowda-led party had a pre-poll tie-up with the BSP, which has one MLA.



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