Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has skipped Kumaraswamy's swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister after holding talks with key party leaders. He felt that it will give rise to several doubts if he had shared the stage with the Congress leaders on the day of the swearing-in ceremony. So, KCR met Kumaraswamy one day ahead of swearing-in event and congratulated him. The Chief Minister is determined to launch anti-BJP and non-Congress ‘Federal Front’ with the support of regional parties. He is busy in preparing the modalities for the ‘Federal Front’.