Kumaraswamy accepts Congress support, to meet Governor

Bengaluru:Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday wrote to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala seeking an appointment to meet him, after accepting the support extended by the Congress to form the government in the state.

The JD-S has already announced that Kumaraswamy would be the party’s candidate for the Karnataka Chief Minister’s post.

“This is to submit to your good self that I have accepted the support extended by the Indian National Congress to form the government.

“In this regard, I seek your appointment on Tuesday evening between 5.30 p.m and 6.00 p.m,” Kumaraswamy wrote in the letter to the Governor.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad earlier said it would back the JD-S to form the government following a hung Assembly.