HD Kumaraswamy to meet Narendra Modi in Delhi today
New Delhi : Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will be holding a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital today. This will be the first time, he will be visiting Delhi post taking oath as CM of Karnataka.
"Kumaraswamy will meet Modi in the Prime Minister's Office. It's a courtesy call," an official told IANS in Bengaluru.
"It is customary for the new Chief Minister of any state to call on the Prime Minister, soon after assuming office, in our federal set up," the Chief Minister told reporters at an event in Bengaluru.
During his visit, Kumaraswamy will also pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.
After meeting PM Modi, he will call on Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal to seek adequate coal supplies for the thermal stations in the southern state for power generation.
During the visit, it is unlikely that he will be meeting Congress leaders to discuss the expansion of the Cabinet.
"Talks on Cabinet expansion will resume here with state Congress leaders on their return from Delhi, with the names of their legislators to be inducted in the ministry," said HD Kumaraswamy after paying homage to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary.