Bengaluru: As information is coming out that Siddaramaiah will be chosen as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, security has been increased in DK Sivakumar’s home district as a precautionary measure.
There is a fierce competition between Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah as to who will be the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. The Congress leadership has invited both of them to Delhi and is holding talks with them. Today, both of them met senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi separately at his residence and held talks.
At that time, Siddaramaiah was made Chief Minister and T.K. It is said that a suggestion was made to appoint Sivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister as well. In addition, it appears that Sivakumar has been assured of 6 departments. Sivakumar is said to have refused to accept this. It is reported that he pointed out to Rahul Gandhi that it was under his leadership that the Congress party had won the election and questioned what contribution Siddaramaiah had made to the party in the last 3 years.
Siddaramaiah’s supporters are celebrating as they believe that he is guaranteed to be the Chief Minister. In front of Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi, Siddaramaiah’s supporters expressed their happiness by anointing milk with milk. At the same time, Sivakumar’s supporters gathered in front of Rahul Gandhi’s house and chanted while carrying banners demanding that he be made the Chief Minister.
In this case, police security has been increased and vigilance has been intensified in Sivakumar’s hometown Ramanagara. Also, security has been increased at the District Congress office there. Security has been beefed up as a precautionary measure as Sivakumar’s supporters may resort to violence if Siddaramaiah is declared Chief Minister.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, who spoke to the media about the issue, said, “Discussions about the Chief Minister of Karnataka are ongoing. Who will be the Chief Minister will be announced today or tomorrow. The state cabinet will be sworn in in the next 72 hours.”
Earlier, the votes cast in the elections to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly held on the 10th were counted on the 13th and the results were announced. In this, the Congress party won 135 seats and got an opportunity to form the government with an absolute majority. Subsequently, in a meeting of Congress MLAs convened in Bengaluru, it was discussed who will be the Chief Minister.
A three-member committee sent by the Congress leadership heard the views of the MLAs. In addition, a resolution was passed in the MLAs’ meeting that the party leadership would take the final decision on the chief minister’s issue. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Congress President T.K. As there is a tough competition between Shivakumar, the Congress leadership is facing a crisis in announcing the Chief Minister. It is noteworthy that Siddaramaiah and Sivakumar have been summoned to Delhi and the party leadership is holding talks with both of them.