Siddaramaiah Chief Minister, Congress Comes Up With Energy Sharing Deal

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New Delhi:
Karnataka’s subsequent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his potential deputy DK Shivakumar got a rousing welcome as they reached Bengaluru this night. The 2 leaders have been seen smiling, maintaining the united face after the three am breakthrough.

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  1. Mr Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar attended the legislature occasion assembly the place the formal election befell. They’ve additionally met Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and staked declare to type authorities. The oath ceremony will happen at 12.30 PM on Could 20.

  2. Sources stated there’s a tough understanding of a 50:50 energy sharing, beneath which Mr Shivakumar can succeed Mr Siddaramaiah within the high submit midway by the time period.

  3. However sources stated this may hinge on the Congress’s efficiency within the state in subsequent 12 months’s common election. Karnataka has 28 parliamentary seats, making it one of many battleground states.    

  4. The five-day deadlock excessive submit was resolved after intervention by Congress’s former president Sonia Gandhi, and DK Shivakumar was persuaded to just accept the submit of Mr Siddaramaiah’s deputy. As well as, he would even have the management of the occasion and get his decide of six ministries.

  5. Mr Shivakumar, who was refusing to budge from his demand for the highest submit, had finally agreed to “sacrifice for the occasion”. In an interview to NDTV, he stated, “We left it to the excessive command, they determine. It’s the occasion’s curiosity over private curiosity. I’ve to just accept the excessive command’s resolution”.

  6. Requested whether or not it was Sonia Gandhi’s intervention that made him change his thoughts, Mr Shivakumar stated, “I do not need to convey Mrs Gandhi or the Gandhi household into this. I simply met Rahul (Gandhi) ji. I met Mallikarjun Kharge. I met AICC (All India Congress Committee) workplace bearers, that is it.”

  7. DK Suresh, Congress MP and Mr Shivakumar’s brother, nonetheless, instructed NDTV that they have been “not comfortable”. “My brother wished to be Chief Minister. We aren’t proud of this resolution,” he stated.

  8. The Congress has slammed BJP allegations of chaos within the occasion, saying they consider in “consensus, not dictatorship”. The BJP’s Basavaraj Bommai had alleged that the five-day public impasse excessive submit confirmed a “lack of unity” within the Congress.

  9. “Siddaramaiah is an skilled politician, an in a position administrator. He contributed loads on this election. In the identical approach, our PCC president is a dynamic occasion organiser and electrified the cadre. Each are large belongings of the Congress occasion in Karnataka,” stated senior Congress chief KC Venugopal.

  10. The query of Chief Ministership and cohesion within the occasion is essential for the Congress within the run-up to the final elections subsequent 12 months. Whereas Mr Shivakumar has a following among the many politically essential Vokkaliga group, Siddaramaiah has the assist of the AHINDA platform — an outdated social mixture of minorities, Different Backward Courses, and Dalits, which had overwhelmingly supported the Congress.

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