"Devegowdaji has received the personal invitation of Narendra Modi and would be attending swearing-in ceremony..." JD-S spokesperson Ramesh Babu said in a statement.

Gowda had earlier congratulated Modi for his achievements in the Lok Sabha polls and said he must show his ability and intelligence to ensure the development of the entire nation to the expectations of the people of the country.
     
In the run-up to the elections, Gowda had stoked a controversy saying, "He can never reach his numbers. If he achieves it, then I will take political sanyas".”

Gowda's party secured two Lok Sabha seats including his from Hassan.

(Agencies)

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