The Congress on Thursday ended the suspense over the following Karnataka Chief Minister after it introduced the title of veteran chief Siddaramaiah for the highest submit and state unit chief D.Ok. Shivakumar as his deputy.
The delay in saying the title was because of the tussle between the 2 however it’s learnt that it was UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who finally satisfied Kanakapura MLA to simply accept the function of the Deputy Chief Minister.
Shivakumar was not prepared for every other submit than that of the Chief Minister, which led to collection of conferences between the senior celebration leaders for 3 consecutive days within the nationwide capital. Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary, Organisation Ok.C. Venugopal, Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala and the three central observers — former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, celebration leades Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria had met a number of occasions.
A celebration supply associated to improvement stated that Shivakumar was not prepared to go away the highest submit within the state, till his dialog with Sonia Gandhi. It was her name and her assurances that made Shivakumar amenable.
Siddaramaiah had arrived within the nationwide capital on Monday afternoon whereas Shivakumnar had arrived within the nationwide capital on Tuesday afternoon after he couldn’t come on Monday because of abdomen an infection. Both the leaders had met Kharge, Surjewala, Venugopal and Rahul Gandhi and introduced their case with them. Shivakumar additionally met individually with Kharge as soon as once more to current his case. It was then Kharge felt the necessity to contain former celebration chief Sonia Gandhi to talk to the Karnataka Congress chief and settle for the formulation ready by the celebration.
During the celebration’s Nav Sankalp Chintan Shivir in Udaipur in May final 12 months, Sonia Gandhi had requested Shivakumar to win Karnataka and in addition stated that she is with him, the supply added.
After her phone name, Shivakumar accepted the celebration’s choice and an announcement was made on Thursday afternoon by Surjewala and Venugopal.
After accepting the celebration’s choice, Shivakumar instructed the media on Thursday morning: “The party high command has taken a decision. And I have taken the decision in the larger interest of the party.”
The Congress had registered a thumping victory in May 10 polls, the place the celebration received 135 out of 224 seats whereas the ruling BJP was lowered to 66 seats.