Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who completed 100 days in office today, met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today to "pay regards".
“Our coalition government completes 100 years tomorrow,” deputy chief minister G.Parameshwara of the Congress said before quickly correcting the duration. The gaffe, however, seems apt given the difficulty it has faced from the start.
Having joined hands in order to keep out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the coalition has so far had more to fear from within itself than from the outside, political analysts said.
"Today I completed 100 days as the CM of Karnataka, so I am here [in New Delhi] to pay my regards to the Congress president. Rahulji is happy with the way Karnataka government is running," Kumaraswamy told news agency ANI. He said the government in Karnataka is "able and functioning smoothly".
Kumaraswamy, who took oath as the chief minister on May 24, 2018, heads a coalition government between the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress.