The next chief minister of Karnataka will be Siddaramaiah, and DK Shivakumar will serve as his deputy. For both leaders, the Congress has opted on a rotating tenure of 2.5 years. The choice puts an end to days of uncertainty following the grand old party’s convincing triumph in the southern state. The next chief minister will be sworn in on May 20 in Bengaluru. Following frantic negotiations held in the nation’s capital over the previous three days, News Agency has learned that Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge reached an agreement for the formation of a government shortly after midnight.
The 75-year-old leader of Kuruba has been given till May 20 to attend a parliamentary party gathering of Congress, which will pave the way for his second election as CM. Prior to the big announcement, Siddaramaiah and DK fought tooth and nail for their positions before the high command, making the choice difficult. There is nothing to report; we’ve given the high command the reins.The call will be taken by high command. Shivakumar, the tallest Vokkaliga chieftain in Karnataka, had declared, “I’m going for rest. A news source had earlier on Wednesday said that Shivakumar had been given six responsibilities in addition to the deputy chief minister position. Randeep Surjewala, the congressman in charge of Karnataka, however, has denied the rumours and advised the media to refrain from speculating. After being expelled from HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular), Siddaramaiah, a grassroots leader who began his political career with the Janata Parivar, joined the Congress in 2006. After Devraj Urs, he is the only other chief minister to have served a full five-year term. Many people may not have been surprised by the lawyer-turned-politician’s selection as the next chief executive because, according to a report provided to the party high command by the three Congress observers, he appeared to have the backing of 85 MLAs.