Congress has agreed to give support to HD Kumaraswamy for full five years to keep BJP out of power. Vokkaliga leaders from both JDS and Congress are likely to get lions share in 34 member cabinet
Congress party which faced a humiliating defeat in the election by securing only 78 seats has agreed to give support to HD Kumaraswamy for full five-year term
According to sources, the late night development at a posh hotel where both JDS leaders and senior Congress leaders met, discussed the portfolios.
In the 34 member cabinet, both parties will have the equal share of ministers but the majority or few big portfolios will go to Vokkaligas who are prominent in South Karnataka
The sources say that Congress leader DK Shivakumar will get Home portfolio while HD Kumaraswamy's brother HD Revanna will get Public Works Department. As per Kumaraswamy's wish of making one Dalit background leader as deputy CM will help Congress leader Dr G Parameshwar to get there. To build JDS youth wing, the party has decided Madhu Bangarappa, who lost the election as Youth Minister, will be made a Member of Legislative Council is less than six months time and then be offered a minister's position. On Muslim Deputy CM's post, JDS spokesperson Tanveer Ahmed and Businessman BM Farooq are in the race and they too will be made MLC's in that case
Once this process is done, HDK will focus on launching his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy as MP from Ramanagar and his nephew Prajwal Revanna as MP from Hassan in 2019 Lok Sabha election.