Bangalore (Karnataka) [India], May 24 (NT): Newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.
With anticipation for an end to the chaos in Karnataka over government formation, Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress ally elected CM Kumaraswamy is expected to smoothly sail through this floor test.
In the most controversial and recently concluded state assembly election, although the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats (only eight seats short of the magic majority mark of 112), the grand old Congress party with 78 seats and JD(S) with 37 seats, along with two independent candidates, mended a post-poll coalition with a total of 117 MLAs.
On May 23, H.D. Kumaraswamy was taken oath as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka. It is the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress ally in the Cauvery disputed state.
Gloomy saffron party with the series of political dramas, the BJP observed 'Anti-People's Mandate Day' in the state on the same date.
Positive of his succeed in the floor test, HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday had called for a meeting of the Finance Ministry official after the floor test in the state assembly, to deciside on the state budget.
Addressing a press the newly-chief minister said he will fulfill all the promises made by the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) in their manifesto. (NT)