Sonia, Rahul Gandhi to attend Kumaraswamy’s oath-taking ceremony in Bengaluru


BENGALURU: Amid the behind-the-scenes bargaining on portfolios in the new Karnataka Assembly, the Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.

The Chief Minister-elect Kumaraswamy, who will take oath alone on May 23 as per Zee Media sources, said that both the Congress leaders have agreed to be present in the swearing-in ceremony. Kumaraswamy was accompanied by JDS Secretary General Danish Ali and Congress’s KC Venugopal.

“I wanted to show my respect and regards to Gandhi family. That’s why I came here. I requested them further presence in oath taking ceremony. Both of them agreed to be present at the oath-taking ceremony,” Kumaraswamy told news agency ANI.