Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will attend the swearing in ceremony of Janata Dal(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister on May 23.
Vijayan will be attending the ceremony, accepting the invitation of former prime minister and JDS supremo Deve Gowda and his son, Kumaraswamy, sources in the chief minister's office said.
Kumaraswamy, heading the JD(S)-Congress coalition, is becoming the chief minister of Karnataka for the second time.
Several top leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal are expected to attend the swearing in ceremony.
The Janata Dal(S) is a partner of the ruling CPI(M)-led LDF in Kerala.
The party's nominee, Mathew P Thomas, is the water resources minister in the state cabinet.