Rahul, HDK meeting at 7 pm today

A poster of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) chief HD Kumaraswamy after Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa announced his resignation, in New Delhi. PTI file photo

Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy will meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi at 7 pm on Monday.

Around 5 pm, ahead of the meeting with Rahul, Kumaraswamy is expected to meet Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati.

Earlier in the day, top Congress leaders briefed Rahul about the latest political developments in the state ahead of the crucial deliberations on a power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S).

According to party sources, AICC general secretaries Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and K C Venugopal met Rahul in the morning and apprised him about the sense prevailing among the party MLAs in the state.

Kumaraswamy is also likely to meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The Congress, which has offered the chief minister's post to Kumaraswamy, is likely to have its deputy chief minister and G Parmeshwara is among the frontrunners.

The Congress is also seeking 20 ministerial berths in the coalition government.

Kumaraswamy will take oath as chief minister on May 23 in Bangaluru. 

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