Bengaluru: Well after all the political turmoil in Karnataka, JDS’s HD Kumaraswamy was finally sworn-in as Karnataka Chief Minister. And today Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test at 12:15 pm. With the support of the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition, he is expected to smoothly sail through this floor test.
In the recently concluded state assembly election, though the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats (only eight seats short of the simple majority mark of 112), the Congress party with 78 seats and JD(S) with 37 seats, along with two independent candidates, stitched up a post-poll alliance with a total of 117 MLAs. On May 23, H.D. Kumaraswamy was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka, marking the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress alliance in the state.