H D Kumaraswamy To Be Sworn-In As Union Minister: A Strategic Move By BJP

Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is set to be sworn in as a Union Minister. This strategic move by the BJP aims to bolster its presence in the southern states, particularly Karnataka. Kumaraswamy received an invitation for the ceremony, implying JD(S) interest in the Agriculture Ministry.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 09-06-2024 12:26 IST | Created: 09-06-2024 12:26 IST
H D Kumaraswamy To Be Sworn-In As Union Minister: A Strategic Move By BJP
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H D Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, is poised to join the Union Cabinet, with the swearing-in scheduled for Sunday evening. Preparations for the event are in full swing at the residence of JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda in New Delhi.

Sources within the party have revealed that while the allocation of portfolios remains unconfirmed, the JD(S) has shown interest in the Agriculture Ministry, reflecting their recent electoral gains in the Lok Sabha elections where they secured two seats.

This inclusion of Kumaraswamy is viewed as a strategic maneuver by the BJP to cement its influence in Karnataka, especially in Vokkaliga-dominated regions, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a record-equalling third term.

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