Home Latest Stories Karnataka Congress Won't Project Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar As Chief Ministerial Candidate

Karnataka Congress Won’t Project Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar As Chief Ministerial Candidate


No Projection Of Chief Ministerial Candidate In Karnataka, Says Congress

Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar’s supporters have been pushing their names for the top post.

New Delhi:

With Siddaramaiah on his right and state Congress chief DK Shivakumar on his left, Randeep ingh Surjewala, the party’s Karnataka in-charge, today announced that the two will work together and neither will be projected as a Chief Ministerial candidate.

The decision followed the eruption of internal fighting between their two camps over who would be the leader. Even though Siddaramaiah, a former Chief Minster, has denied any rift within the party, loyalists of both camps have in recent weeks been publicly backing their respective leaders for the top post in the state.

Ultimately Rahul Gandhi had to intervene and decide that no one will be given preference.

When asked by NDTV who will lead the party — Punjab recently witnessed an ugly fight over leadership and Karnataka seemed to be moving in that direction — Mr Surjewala said both Siddaramaiah and Mr Shivakumar had been asked to work together.

The Congress says it’s mission in Karnataka is 150-Plus and MLAs will choose a Chief Minister after the assembly election. In the next few weeks, a much overdue reconstitution of the state Congress is expected to take place.

The party’s Karnataka unit has so far not projected anyone as a Chief Ministerial candidate unlike in the run up to elections in Punjab where Amarinder Singh’s name was announced.

The resolution of the crisis in Karnataka comes ahead of the impending resignation of BS Yediyurappa as Chief Minister. The Congress has been attacking the BJP government over corruption and failure to perform and plans a series of protests across the state.



Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

As 99.37% Students Pass CBSE Class 12 Exams, Users Flood Twitter With Celebratory Memes

<!-- -->Class 12 students had much to cheer about today as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the results this afternoon....

Delhi To Nominate Doctors, Healthcare Workers For Padma Awards

<!-- -->Doctors served patients when their own families did not want to touch them: Arvind Kejriwal (File)New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly on Friday...

Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena, 6 Officials Get Summons From Assam Police Over Border Row

<!-- -->Violence broke out at the interstate border between Mizoram and Assam on MondayGuwahati: Six senior officials in Mizoram and a Mizo National...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

12th Round Of India-China Military Talks To Take Place Tomorrow: Report

<!-- -->Latest round of talks will take place after a gap of more than 3 and a half months. (Representational)New Delhi: The 12th...

As 99.37% Students Pass CBSE Class 12 Exams, Users Flood Twitter With Celebratory Memes

<!-- -->Class 12 students had much to cheer about today as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the results this afternoon....

Four Killed As Wildfires Sweep Turkey, Villages Evacuated

<!-- -->Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said fires raged on in six provinces.MANAVGAT, Turkey: The deaths from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast has risen...

CBI Files Bank Fraud Case Against Amrapali Biotech, Its Directors

<!-- -->The CBI has conducted searches on premises of the accused. (Representational)New Delhi: The CBI has filed an FIR against Amrapali Biotech and...

Recent Comments