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Rahul meets Karnataka leaders on allocation of ministerial berths, talks inconclusive

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May 27, 2018 09:54



Congress president Rahul Gandhi opn Saturday held deliberations with party leaders from Karnataka on the allocation of ministerial berths between his party and the Janata Dal-Secular, but the talks remained inconclusive.
   
Sources said that the issue could not be resolved despite marathon deliberations and the leaders will again meet today.
 
The meeting was attended by former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, state party in-charge K C Venugopal, and senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and D K Shivakumar.
"We discussed about portfolio allocation. First, we need to finalise the portfolios between the two parties. Thereafter, we will decide whom to allocate what ministry," Venugopal told PTI after the meeting.
 
The entire process will be completed in a day or two, he added.
 
The Congress and the JD-S are at loggerheads over the key portfolios of finance and home.
 
Chief Minister and JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy has admitted to having "some issues" with the Congress over portfolio allocation that was delaying the formation of the entire council of ministers. -- PTI

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