Karnataka portfolio allocation: JD(S) to get Finance, Congress Home

JD(S) leader Danish Ali (left) with party chief H.D. Deve Gowda. File   | Photo Credit: Bhagya Prakash K.

After days of hectic negotiations, the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress have decided to have the Finance portfolio and the Home department respectively in Karnataka, highly placed sources in the parties said in New Delhi on Thursday.

The power-sharing arrangement between the two parties was being finalised and was in the final stages, the sources said.

Leaders of both parties have held five rounds of talks in New Delhi since May 30 on portfolio allocation.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi was on board on the issue and had spoken to leaders on phone from the United States, where he is travelling along with his mother Sonia Gandhi for a medical check-up for her, the sources said.

“We have held five rounds of talks with each other and have decided that the JD[S] will get the Finance portfolio. I will be now travelling to Bengaluru to hold further talks within our party,” JD(S) leader Danish Ali told PTI. He said he would meet both Chief Minister H.D. Kumarswamy and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda.

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