Thackeray greets new Karnataka CM

Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday offered his best wishes to new Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy but expressed his inability to attend his swearing-in ceremony in Bengaluru, party leaders said.

Janata Dal-Secular President and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda had called up Thackeray to invite him for Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in on Wednesday.

However, Thackeray conveyed his warm wishes to the new government but politely excused himself as he was busy campaigning for the May 28 bye-election to the Palghar Lok Sabha seat.