Amid the race for the Karnataka chief minister’s submit, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday met social gathering president Mallikarjun Kharge and mentioned authorities formation within the southern state.
Mr Gandhi drove to Mr Kharge’s residence and held a closed-door assembly with the Congress chief for nearly an hour and a half. Congress Common Secretary Randeep Surjewala, who’s answerable for the social gathering’s affairs in Karnataka, and AICC normal secretary (organisation) Okay C Venugopal have been additionally current on the assembly.
Mr Kharge earlier held discussions with social gathering leaders from Karnataka and the three observers appointed by him to supervise the Congress Legislature Celebration assembly held in Bengaluru on Sunday.
The observers had sought the opinion of all newly-elected MLAs and likewise held a ‘secret poll’ on their alternative for chief minister. The observers mentioned the findings of their report after chatting with the social gathering MLAs in Karnataka and handed it over to Mr Kharge Monday night time.
Each Siddaramaiah and state Congress president D Okay Shivakumar are entrance runners for the chief minister’s submit and each are lobbying for it.
Whereas former chief minister Siddaramaiah is in Delhi, Mr Shivakumar arrived within the nationwide capital Tuesday afternoon. After arriving at Delhi airport, he didn’t communicate to the media and walked away with folded fingers parrying a barrage of questions from reporters.
Mr Shivakumar had earlier cancelled his go to to the nationwide capital on Monday night citing well being points, fuelling speculations that each one isn’t properly within the social gathering.
Siddaramaiah and Mr Shivakumar will maintain discussions with social gathering chief Kharge, in addition to with different senior leaders over authorities formation in Karnataka. Each leaders are additionally anticipated to fulfill former social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi.
Sources mentioned former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi would even be consulted over the selection of chief minister and authorities formation in Karnataka.
The newly-elected Congress MLAs have already handed a decision authorising social gathering chief Kharge to nominate a frontrunner of the Congress Legislature social gathering, who would be the chief minister.
Within the just-concluded Meeting elections, the Congress scored an emphatic victory with 135 seats whereas the ruling BJP and the previous Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular) secured 66 and 19 seats, respectively.
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