After Winning the election on Karnataka, Congress now has the task to choose the CM candidate
Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, there is a question of whether DK Shivakumar or Siddaramaiah will assume the position. Siddaramaiah traveled to Delhi on Monday afternoon to meet with AICC leaders, while DK Shivakumar will also depart for Delhi later in the evening. According to a Congress spokesperson, the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for May 18 (Thursday).
After individually speaking to the newly elected MLAs, three central observers appointed by the Congress returned to Delhi on Monday. They will submit a report to party president Mallikarjun Kharge later in the day, detailing the opinions expressed by the majority of the MLAs. While Siddaramaiah has already departed for Delhi, Shivakumar states that he has not received a call to join him there.
During the CLP (Congress Legislative Party) meeting on Sunday, the newly elected MLAs decided to delegate the decision of the next CM to Mallikarjun Kharge. This decision was made amid competing chants from supporters of Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah outside the meeting venue, with each faction advocating for their respective leader to be appointed as the next CM of Karnataka.
The Resolution To Select The CM Is With Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge
The focus now rests on the central leadership of the Congress party as they prepare to select the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. This decision comes after extensive discussions, individual interactions with MLAs, and even a ‘secret ballot’ process.
Siddaramiah Or DK Shivakumar
Following the impressive victory of the Congress party in the assembly elections held on May 10, intense lobbying for the position of Karnataka Chief Minister began between former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar.
The party faces the challenging task of satisfying both factions and is working on a potential solution or arrangement.
The party high command has summoned both prominent leaders from Karnataka to Delhi for further discussions regarding government formation in the state. While Siddaramaiah has recently arrived in the national capital, Shivakumar is expected to join him later tonight.