Amid suspense over the subsequent Karnataka Chief Minister, state Congress chief D.Okay. Shivakumar on Wednesday held a gathering together with his loyalist MLAS at his brother’s residence right here and likewise with the state in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala.
His assembly with the social gathering MLAs got here after he held an in depth assembly with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and senior social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi at their residences earlier within the day.
Shivakumar, who is without doubt one of the contenders for the chief ministerial publish within the state, first met Gandhi at 10 Janpath and the assembly lasted for over an hour.
After this, the Kanakapura MLA arrived on the residence of Kharge and their assembly lasted for over one and half hours.
He then went to the residence of his brother D.Okay. Suresh, a celebration MP and held assembly the social gathering MLAS. However, it’s but not identified what all Shivakumar mentioned with them.
During the assembly, Congress MLAS Beluru Gopalkrishna, Virendra Pappi, H.C. Balakrishna, Ranganath, and Iqbal Hussain have been current.
Subsequently surrounded by media, and requested if any dialogue on the chief ministerial publish passed off at his conferences with Rahul Gandhi and Kharge, Shivakumar stated: “Nothing, no discussion, only pranaam.”
To a query, if he’ll return to Bengaluru on Wednesday night time, he stated, “I dont know.”
Shivakumar then headed to Surjewala’s residence for a gathering with him.
Earlier within the day, chatting with media, Surjewala stated: “Deliberations are currently underway by party President Mallikarjun Kharge. Whenever the party takes a decision, we will inform you. In the next 72 hours, there will be a new Cabinet in Karnataka.”
He additionally urged the media to not speculate or unfold rumours and keep away from pretend information.
“Don’t pay heed to fake information and rumours being spread by the BJP, ” he stated.
Targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Surjewala stated the social gathering takes round 10-15 days to determine on the chief ministerial publish, “but here, the Congress President is holding deliberations to select the new chief minister”.
He additionally stated that the subsequent Congress authorities in Karnataka is dedicated to fulfilling the 5 ensures it made to the folks of the state.
“We will implement the five guarantees as promised by Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi, ” he stated.
He additionally stated that the social gathering will guarantee there isn’t a “40 per cent commission government” within the state.
The Congress President until now has not made any announcement concerning the brand new Chief Minister in Karnataka. However, it has been learnt that many individuals are in favour of Siddaramaiah for the highest publish.
Kharge is more likely to make an announcement in regards to the new Karnataka Chief Minister on Wednesday or Thursday after discussing the observers’ report with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Congress gained 135 seats out of 224 in Karnataka whereas the BJP managed to win solely 66.