Shivakumar claims JD(S) ready for Congress CM to save coalition

Hours ahead of crucial trust vote sought by Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, Congress’ troubleshooter and senior leader DK Shivakumar claimed that the JD(S) is ready to ‘sacrifice’ to save the coalition government and wants a Congress chief minister now.

He said that the Janata Dal (Secular) was making the last effort to save the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the state and wants either Siddaramaiah, G Parameshwara or Shivakumar himself to be chief minister.

“JD(S) national president H.D. Deve Gowda has spoken to the Congress party high command. Gowda is not opposed to any of the Congress leader becoming chief minister. He has said that Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah or Shivakumar may become chief minister,” Shivakumar told the media.

Meanwhile, since the Karnataka Assembly was adjourned on Friday without a floor test, it is expected that a floor test today evening. The Assembly session resumed at 11 am.

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