Karnataka CM / CM Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar will be deputy in Karnataka – Congress announced

Zoom News : May 18, 2023, 12:56 PM
Karnataka CM: After five days of persuasion and Sonia Gandhi's intervention, DK Shivakumar, adamant for Karnataka CM, finally agreed. Siddaramaiah will be the CM of Karnataka and he will be the Deputy CM. Sonia Gandhi had a conversation with DK through video conferencing late at 2 o'clock in the night. Only after this he got ready for the post of Deputy CM. KC Venugopal formally announced this in a press conference after 10 hours at 12 noon on Thursday. Earlier in the morning, Shivakumar said, 'I agree to the party's formula. There are Lok Sabha elections ahead and I am ready for the responsibilities. Keeping in mind the interest of the party, I have given consent. DK's brother and MP DK Suresh said that I am not completely happy.

Actually, DK wanted to become the CM, but the high command had already decided on Siddaramaiah's name. Several rounds of meetings were held between Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and him to convince DK on this decision. However, there was no result in these.

Venugopal said- Oath taking on May 20 at 12:30

KC Venugopal said, 'For the last 3-4 days we were trying to reach an agreement. DK Shivakumar has filled energy in the workers of the state. There is no doubt about it. Shivakumar was the chairman and Siddaramaiah was accompanying. Both hold a huge stature for the party in Karnataka.

Yes, everyone has their own desires. Both are very capable. We talked to the high command, talked to all these people. Apart from Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka, other senior leaders also attended. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge took the decision. He told me that you convey this order to the people of Karnataka through the media. They have decided that Siddaramaiah will be the chief minister. DK Shivakumar will be the only deputy CM. He will also continue to be the PCC president till the Lok Sabha elections.

Oath-taking will take place on May 20 at 12:30 pm. Apart from the Chief Minister and Deputy CM, some ministers will also take oath. Congress has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in Bengaluru at 7 pm today. The Central Observer of the party will also reach in this. The Congress won a majority on 13 May by winning 135 of the 224 seats.

DK will become the CM after the Lok Sabha elections.

Shivakumar has agreed to the 50-50 formula. Siddaramaiah will be the CM for the first two and a half years and DK for the next two and a half years. Means DK will become the Chief Minister in 2025 after the Lok Sabha elections. However, now who will be the Congress state president of Karnataka, its name is not decided.

Today's big updates

Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar reached the residence of senior Congress leader KC Venugopal on Thursday morning to meet him.

DK's brother DK Suresh said that I am not completely happy, but in the interest of Karnataka we want to fulfill our commitment... That is why DK has accepted this formula... In future We'll see, there's a long way to go. I want CM post for DK Shivakumar...but it didn't happen, we will wait and see.

Former Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara said let the AICC officially announce who is to be given which position, and then the rest will move forward.

According to party sources, Congress President Kharge will also send invitations to the leaders of the opposition for the swearing-in ceremony. Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will also reach Bengaluru.

Mane from DK Sonia, joins Shimla on VC

Mallikarjun Kharge pressurized DK Shivakumar to become the Deputy CM till the Lok Sabha elections. After this Sonia Gandhi talked to him through video conferencing and persuaded him to become the Deputy CM now.

DK was not ready to accept earlier

Earlier on Wednesday, there were reports that DK has agreed with the Deputy CM, Karnataka Pradesh Congress President and two ministries. The high command wants to make Siddaramaiah the CM and they had put three formulas in front of DK. Then came the news that he did not agree on anything. DK clearly told Kharge that if you want to make him, then make him CM, he will not become deputy CM.

The script of the Karnataka government being written in Delhi since morning kept changing hour by hour. DK told the high command- 'He can win 20 to 22 seats in the Lok Sabha.'

DK-Siddha had a meeting with Kharge and Rahul Gandhi in the morning, but could not reach a consensus. The ongoing preparations for the swearing-in in Bengaluru were stopped. Earlier, DK had said that if Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge is made the Chief Minister, then he is ready to work under his leadership.

See how the story is changing every hour from Wednesday morning till now...

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Siddaramaiah met Congress's Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala at the house in Delhi at around 10 pm on Wednesday night. Both the leaders have discussed the current situation.

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Rahul Gandhi held a meeting with Siddha-DK for the second time on Wednesday night. Kharge was also present in it. It is not known what happened inside, but after this meeting, supporters in Bengaluru were called and asked to come to Delhi on Thursday.

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DK Shivakumar is holding a meeting with his supporters in Delhi. Supporters are being asked for their opinion, because after the formation of the government, they will also have to adjust in the ministries. However, the source has confirmed that DK will not rebel under any circumstances. They may agree on Siddaramaiah's name in next 2 to 3 hours with some of their conditions.

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Karnataka Congress incharge Randeep Surjewala came in front of the media and said that the cabinet will be formed in 48 to 72 hours. No final decision has been taken yet. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge is in conversation. Meanwhile, the news came out that now the responsibility of persuading DK Shivkumar has been handed over to Priyanka Gandhi. She will talk to DK in the evening.

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DK Shivakumar spoke to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge. A proposal was also put before him that Siddaramaiah would be made the CM for two years, after which he would be made the CM, but even on this condition DK did not agree.

DK also does not want three deputy CMs to be made in Karnataka. They believe that decisions will not be taken due to this and factionalism will increase. On the 50:50 formula, he believes that this can create a situation like Rajasthan in Karnataka.

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Shivakumar's supporters gathered in front of Rahul Gandhi's residence and started raising slogans to make him the CM. Here Siddaramaiah supporters started celebrating. Milk was offered on their posters.

The people of Kuruba community also started congratulating him. Here the people of Vokkaliga community were seen opposing the appointment of Siddaramaiah as CM in Bengaluru itself.

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After Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar reached to meet Rahul Gandhi. Talked for half an hour. According to sources, Rahul kept three formulas in front of DK. He was told that in view of the Lok Sabha elections, Siddaramaiah should remain the CM. He can take two big portfolios along with Deputy CM, KPCC President.

The MLAs of his choice will be made ministers. He will remain powerful, but DK will not agree on anything. He said that he does not want to see Siddaramaiah becoming the CM. Make Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge the CM. Willing to work under his leadership.

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Was on Wednesday at 11 am. The Congress high command had decided on the formula to form the government in Karnataka. Siddaramaiah's name was the finalist for the post of CM. DK Shivakumar was decided to be made Deputy CM, two ministries and KPCC President.

Siddaramaiah was also ready on this formula. As soon as the news came out, his supporters started celebrating. After meeting Rahul Gandhi, Siddaramaiah returned to the hotel with his supporters.

Several meetings were held from Bengaluru to Delhi for the last four days regarding the post of CM. Siddaramaiah was leading in the race. Earlier on Sunday, in the Congress Legislature Party meeting, all the MLAs had authorized Kharge to elect the leader. After this, the Congress President had asked the observers to have a one-to-one talk with all the MLAs. Of these, more than 80 MLAs voted in favor of Siddaramaiah.

DK had said – I will neither cheat nor blackmail

DK Shivakumar said in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning, 'We are all one. We are 135. I don't want to divide anyone. whether they like me or not. I am a responsible person. I will not cheat nor blackmail. We built the Congress party, we built this house. I am a part of it.

He said, 'A mother gives everything to her child. Sonia Gandhi is our role model. Congress is like family to everyone. Our constitution is very important and we have to protect the interests of all. Our next target is to win 20 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Congress has not been able to announce the CM since the election results came out on May 13.

The formula to form the government in Karnataka is almost fixed. Siddaramaiah coming from Kuruba community can be made CM. There can be three deputy CMs under him. All three will be from different communities.

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