Congress high command approves Siddaramaiah as Karnataka CM

The Congress on Thursday named Siddaramaiah as the next chief minister of Karnataka, with DKS as his deputy. The two leaders will be sworn in on May 20.



After a flurry of negotiations in the nation’s capital. The decision was reached after the leadership of the Congress party met with the other two leaders. Over the past few days, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar had set up camp in Delhi. They participated in multiple rounds of discussions with the senior leadership of the party.

The leadership of the Congress party expresses optimism that the decision to appoint Siddaramaiah as chief minister will contribute to the consolidation of the party and maintain continuity in government.

Siddaramaiah, 75, was Karnataka CM from 2012 to 2018. He is a respected leader among the Lingayat people and hails from the state’s old Mysore region. Vokkaliga leader Shivakumar hails from the southern region of Karnataka and is 61 years old. He currently serves as the chief of the Karnataka Congress.

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After the Congress party was defeated in the assembly elections in 2018. The party found itself in the midst of a leadership crisis. Both Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar were among the most prominent candidates for the position of chief minister.

The elections for the assembly that took place on May 10 resulted in the Congress gaining 135 seats, giving it an overwhelming majority in the 224-member house. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was victorious in 66 seats, while the Janata Dal (Secular) won 19 seats.

Mallikarjun Kharge, President of the Indian National Congress, tweeted a photo of himself with Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. The tweet was captioned “Team Congress is committed to usher progress, welfare and social justice for the people of Karnataka.
We will implement the 5 guarantees promised to 6.5 Cr Kannadigas.”

The Final Decision

Since, the Congress’s victory in the Karnataka Assembly elections on May 13. Two senior leaders have been vying for the top post. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President DK Shivakumar. Both leaders have expressed their desire to lead the state, and they were even called to New Delhi by the Congress’s central leadership to discuss the matter.

As preparations begin for the swearing-in ceremony, scheduled for May 20. It is worth taking a closer look at the reasons behind the Congress’s decision to choose Siddaramaiah over Shivakumar.

The Congress is hoping that the combination of Siddaramaiah’s experience and Shivakumar’s organizational skills will help the party to provide good governance in Karnataka.

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