Siddaramaiah To Be Karnataka Chief Minister, DK Shivakumar Deputy: Sources


The supply indicated the occasion’s drive to succeed in an amicable answer. (File)

New Delhi:
After 4 days of arduous negotiations, the Congress will announce Siddaramaiah because the Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar his deputy on the Congress Legislative Celebration assembly in Bengaluru this night, sources have mentioned. They may take oath on Saturday.

Following are the most recent developments on this large story:

  1. Siddaramaiah will likely be elected because the Congress Legislative Celebration chief and cupboard formation discussions are virtually full, sources mentioned, including Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge labored by way of the evening to discover a answer.

  2. There has, nonetheless, been no official phrase from DK Shivakumar on whether or not he has accepted. The Congress has been struggling to get Mr Shivakumar on board with the concept of a second time period for Siddaramaiah within the high submit.

  3. Mr Kharge and Rahul Gandhi had made two presents to Mr Shivakumar at a gathering in Delhi on Wednesday. However the two-hour meet remained inconclusive, with the highest submit contender turning down each choices, sources mentioned. One other meet was held later within the night.

  4. Sources mentioned the primary possibility gave Mr Shivakumar the submit of the state’s single Deputy Chief Minister submit alongside his present job — heading the state occasion unit. He was additionally supplied six ministries of his alternative.

  5. The supply indicated the occasion’s drive to succeed in an amicable answer. The one-man one-post rule was enforced by Rahul Gandhi when Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was requested to run for occasion president — a submit at the moment occupied by Mr Kharge.

  6. There was additionally Choice 2 — energy sharing between Mr Shivakumar and Mr Siddaramaiah. Below this, Mr Siddaramaiah was to get the highest submit for 2 years, and would have been adopted by Mr Shivakumar for 3 years, sources mentioned. However sources mentioned neither Mr Shivakumar nor Mr Siddaramaiah have been able to go second.

  7. Mr Shivakumar has been insisting on the highest submit, citing his work over the past 4 years: Rebuilding the occasion after a piece of its MLAs walked out toppling the alliance authorities with HD Kumaraswamy 4 years in the past, after which main it to the large mandate within the final week’s meeting election.

  8. Failure to discover a answer acceptable to all could price the Congress pricey in subsequent 12 months’s basic election. Whereas Mr Shivakumar has a following among the many state’s politically essential Vokkaligas, Mr Siddaramaiah has the assist of the AHINDA platform — an previous social mixture of minorities, Different Backward Lessons, and Dalits, which had voted en masse for the Congress.

  9. There’s hypothesis that within the worst case situation, Karnataka may turn into the following Rajasthan, the place the rift between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and senior chief Sachin Pilot had introduced the federal government to the brink of collapse. In Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath’s authorities collapsed after Jyotiraditya Scindia walked out with 22 loyalists.

  10. Mr Shivakumar, although, has dominated out riot. “If the occasion desires, they may give me the duty… Ours is a united home. I do not wish to divide anybody right here. Whether or not they like me or not, I’m a accountable man. I cannot backstab, and I cannot blackmail,” he has mentioned.

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