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Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today

This will be Kumaraswamy's first meeting with PM Modi after becoming Chief Minister of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government on May 23.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Bengaluru [ Updated: May 28, 2018 8:15 IST ]
Kumaraswamy, who will fly to Delhi on Monday morning, will

Kumaraswamy, who will fly to Delhi on Monday morning, will visit Raj Ghat in the afternoon to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.

After proving the government's majority on the floor of the assembly last week, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday.

"Kumaraswamy will meet Modi in the Prime Minister's Office. It's a courtesy call," an official told IANS.

This will be Kumaraswamy's first meeting with PM Modi after becoming Chief Minister of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government on May 23.

Earlier on Sunday, addressing the reporters in Bengaluru, Kumaraswamy said; "it is customary for the new Chief Minister of any state to call on the Prime Minister, soon after assuming office, in our federal set up".

Kumaraswamy, who will fly to Delhi on Monday morning, will visit Raj Ghat in the afternoon to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.

After meeting Modi, he will call on Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to seek adequate coal supplies for the thermal stations in the southern state for power generation.

Asked if he would meet Congress' central leaders to discuss ministry expansion, Kumaraswamy said it was unlikely as he has to return to Bengaluru by Monday night.

"Talks on Cabinet expansion will resume here with state Congress leaders on their return from Delhi, with the names of their legislators to be inducted in the ministry," said Kumaraswamy.

The JD(S) will finalise its list of members for the Cabinet posts in consultation with its supremo HD Deve Gowda. 

(With IANS inputs)

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