Karnataka: Siddaramaiah will be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. Congress has decided to give Deputy Chief Ministership to DK Shivakumar. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has reached a consensus to form the government in Karnataka after a long discussion. The swearing-in ceremony will be held in Bengaluru.
According to information received, Shivakumar agreed after the intervention of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. He laid down two conditions that Siddaramaiah should be made Chief Minister for two years only and then be given a three-year rule. He demanded that he be retained as the president of the Karnataka Congress.
A meeting of Congress MLAs was called to formally seal Siddaramaiah’s name. After this, the Congress leaders will meet the Governor and present their claim to form the government. Earlier, both leaders Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, who were considered to be the strong contenders for the chief ministerial post, met separately with former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
Shivakumar then met at Surjewala’s residence and then Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Surjewala held discussions with him at Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence. Siddaramaiah went to Venugopal’s house at night and interacted with him and Surjewala. Congress has won 135 out of 224 assembly seats in Karnataka. While BJP got 66 and JDS 19. In which Congress Party workers are rejoicing due to the grand victory of the Congress Party. The results in the state came on May 13. Since then the question has been that who will become the next Chief Minister of Karnataka from Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar.
Khadge discussed the name of Chief Minister of Karnataka with both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi reached Congress president Kharge’s house. Both talked for an hour and a half. Meanwhile, party general secretary KC Venugopal and Karnataka in-charge Randeep Surjewala were present. Rahul Gandhi announced that DK Shivakumar will be sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister who will have the two portfolios of Power, Irrigation and State President. The oath-taking ceremony will be held on May 20. Both the leaders will take oath along with 10 ministers. Several meetings were held from Bengaluru to Delhi for the last four days regarding the post of Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah was leading the race. In the earlier meeting of the Congress Legislature, all the MLAs gave Khadge the power to choose the leader. After this the Congress President asked the observers to talk to all the MLAs one to one. Out of which more than 80 MLAs voted in favor of Siddaramaiah.
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