Following a meeting with Sonia Gandhi and some key Karnataka figures, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge is likely to make the declaration as the new chief minister of Karnataka in Bengaluru.
Karnataka CM Race LIVE:
After three days, Karnataka is anxiously awaiting the announcement of Mallikarjun Kharge as the party’s leader regarding who will be the state’s next chief minister. DK Shivakumar, leader of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), and Siddaramaiah, a former chief minister and opposition leader, are the two leading candidates.
DK Shivakumar defies the rumors of a rebel
DK Shivakumar, the head of the Karnataka Congress, canceled his travel plans on Monday due to a stomach infection. He finally arrived in Delhi on Tuesday to meet with the national leadership. He declared that he supported the high command despite rumors that he might rebel or resign.
There will be more meetings in Congress today
The UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is anticipated to arrive in Delhi from Himachal Pradesh and will likely meet with Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge during another round of meetings today. Today at 11 a.m., Kharge has scheduled meetings with the central observers.
Amid the CM race, G Parameshwara said, “If Cong gives me the responsibility of the CM post…”
As the battle for the position of Karnataka’s chief minister intensified, Dr. G. Parameshwara, a Congress leader and former deputy chief executive, entered the fray, declaring, “If the Congress leadership offers me the position of the CM post, I will undoubtedly satisfy it. They are fully aware of who I am and what I do. I have no desire to lobby.”
Rahul Gandhi will meet with DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah today: Reports
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, is reportedly planning a meeting with DK Shivakumar, the leader of the Karnataka party, at around 11 a.m. After frantic discussions on Tuesday, the Congress high command also anticipated offering the top two candidates a split tenure. According to a different report, Siddaramaiah and Rahul will meet today.
According to the report, Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar oppose the split tenure plan.
Eshwar Khandre speculates “that it might be this evening” over CM post
Eshwar Khandre, the working president of the Karnataka Cong, and MLAs show up in Delhi for discussions. Eshwar Khandre is a candidate for chief minister, and today scheduled several meetings.
On Wednesday, Eshwar Khandre said the party might announce the next chief minister of Karnataka by this evening. In response to questions from the media, he stated, “Perhaps by this evening.”
Cong retaliates against BJP for criticizing the selection of the Karnataka chief minister
In response to the BJP’s criticism concerning the delay in naming the next chief minister of Karnataka, the Congress pointed to instances when the BJP entitled its chief ministers in UP and Assam several days after winning the election. Yogi Adityanth’s name was announced almost 8 days after the election results in 2017.
Karnataka Assembly election 2023
Following the May 10 assembly election, the Congress party experienced a significant victory in Karnataka, winning 135 seats to become the only party in the state and securing a decisive mandate for the state. The Janata Dal (Secular), a local party, win 19 seats, leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with 66 seats.