While Parameshwara has said that the modalities are yet to be finalised, Kumaraswamy had said even before the swearing-in ceremony that his party was not looking to work out any power-sharing formula
“We have not yet discussed those modalities. We are also yet to decide on what portfolios have to go to them and what should be with us, then five years term- whether they should be or we should also…All those modalities we have still not discussed,” Parameshwara said on Thursday.
However, he added that the main aim of the government will be to give a good administration. “After discussing.. Looking at the pros and cons (we will decide on full 5-year term), our main intention is to give good administration.”
Parameshwara has also ruled out any fissures in the Congress over the party’s choice for the Deputy Chief Minister post or over the allotment of portfolios. “I have seen reports about (this) only in the media. In Congress party, there are several leaders who are capable of becoming Deputy Chief Minister or Chief Minister…That’s the asset of the Congress party. It is left to the party high-command to decide on who has to be given what position in this situation when we are in a coalition government,” he said.
However, he added that all MLAs are together and exuded confidence that the government will be able to pass the floor test.