Congress President Kharge To Decide On Karnataka CM

DK Shivakumar, the birthday boy, or Siddaramaiah? To choose the Karnataka CM, Congress President Kharge holds a crucial meeting today: 10 Facts

With the initiative now in Mallikarjun Kharge’s hands, he pleads for the highest office to be moved to Delhi with Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah almost certainly on their way to the capital.

Congress President Kharge To Decide On Karnataka CM

Congress President Kharge To Decide On Karnataka CM

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Congress President Kharge Holds a crucial meeting to choose the CM

On Monday, the day after the state Congress passed a unanimous resolution allowing the party’s national president Mallikarjun Kharge to choose the CM, Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar—the two leading candidates for Karnataka’s next chief minister—are anticipated in New Delhi.

On May 18, all like-minded parties are invited to the chief minister’s swearing-in ceremony.

10 Facts Regarding the Meeting

1. Former chief minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar will meet with Mallikarjun Kharge on Shivakumar’s birthday, May 15. Shivakumar shared a photo on Twitter on Sunday night of him, Siddaramaiah, and other party members celebrating his birthday. My entire life is devoted to helping the people of Karnataka. The citizens of Karnataka gave me the best birthday present imaginable on the eve of my birthday. I appreciate the warm wishes from my Congress family, Shivakumar wrote on Twitter.

2. With the initiative now in Kharge’s hands, the front-runners anticipate meeting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in the nation’s capital.

3. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP), which met in a posh hotel in Bengaluru on Sunday night, passed a one-line resolution allowing Kharge to choose the party’s leader to be the next chief minister of Karnataka.

4. All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Randeep Singh Surjewala, who oversees Karnataka, later stated that Kharge would not delay in announcing the name of the state’s new chief minister.

5. Jitendra Singh, Deepak Babaria, and Sushil Kumar Shinde, a former chief minister of Maharashtra, attended the meeting as observers. The meeting also included Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar, Venugopal, Jairam Ramesh, and others. According to reports, the team would travel to New Delhi to meet with Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

6. In response to the question of whether Siddaramaiah would be receiving gifts or DK Shivakumar get any surprise for his birthdays, Surjewala stated, “I am not a party to those conversations as general secretary. I am an ordinary member of Congress who has distinguished myself in each of my legislatures. Since the future of Karnataka is more significant to us, we were sitting together and making plans for it.”

7. Earlier on Sunday in Bengaluru, many of DK Shivakumar’s supporters gathered in front of his home and chanted, “We need DK Shivakumar as CM.”

8. Party officials Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria, as well as Sushil Kumar Shinde attended the meeting as observers.

9. A lawmaker told HT that despite the existence of several formulas, including the proposal to divide the five-year term between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, these were not brought up during the meeting.

10. The Congress won with a resounding 135 seats in the May 10 elections for the 224-member assembly.

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