Even as Congress’ Karnataka unit chief D.Ok. Shivakumar referred to as off his Delhi journey to fulfill occasion President Mallikarjun Kharge citing ill-health, his brother and occasion MP D.Ok. Suresh arrived within the nationwide capital and mentioned that he desires his brother to be because the Chief Minister.
Suresh, who arrived within the nationwide capital late within the night got here to Kharge’s residence.
“I want my brother to be the Chief Minister, ” he instructed the media after assembly Kharge, to questions if he desires his brother to carry the highest publish within the state.
After the assembly, Karnataka Congress in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala whereas talking to media mentioned that the Congress will stand as much as the pledge it has made to six.5 crore Kannadigas.
He mentioned that the Congress central observers have submitted their written report back to the Congress President and he’ll look into the report, will maintain deliberations with state leaders and different central leaders and can take an acceptable name.
Earlier within the day, Congress’ three central observers met Kharge at his residence right here on Monday night and held deliberations over authorities formation in Karnataka.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, General Secretary Jitendra Singh and occasion chief Deepak Babaria met Kharge at his residence together with occasion General Secretary, Organisation, Ok.C. Venugopal and General Secretary in-charge for Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Shinde, Singh and Bawaria had been deputed as observers for the Karnataka CLP assembly by Kharge on Sunday afternoon. The observers had returned from Bengaluru on Monday afternoon, after that they had held dialogue with the occasion MLAs within the state on Sunday night.
They had taken the views of the newly elected MLAs in Bengaluru in one-on-one interactions late on Sunday night time.
The occasion sources indicated that the observers knowledgeable Kharge of the views of MLAs on the brand new Chief Minister and the federal government formation in Karnataka.
Meanwhile, talking to media outdoors the residence of Kharge after arriving from Bengaluru, Congress chief Syed Naseer Hussain mentioned: “On May 13, the results were announced, on May 14, the CLP meeting was held and on May 15 all the observers came to Delhi.”
He mentioned that in Delhi “we have our senior leadership, where party chief Kharge and former party chiefs Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are here and here we have General Secretary, Organisation (Venugopal) and General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka (Surjewala) too”.
“So they will discuss what is best for the state, what is best for the people of the state and what is best for the state Congress. As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections are next year, we will discuss accordingly, ” Hussain mentioned, who can also be the whip of the CPP in Rajya Sabha.
Asked if any announcement will probably be made by Tuesday morning, he mentioned, “We will do as soon as we can, as well as we will have to make preparations for the oath ceremony.”
About the relative prospects of Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, he mentioned: “Both of them are senior leaders and both of them fought from the front, both of them have strengthened the Congress, both of them have built the campaign against the BJP and worked hard and both of them are capable, but only one can become the CM. But let’s see what is the opinion of the CLP.”
A Congress supply mentioned that the occasion observers for Karnataka have submitted their report on the opinion of MLAs on the CLP chief to Kharge, who will seek the advice of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to reach at a ultimate choice.
He additional mentioned that the identify of the following Karnataka CM will probably be introduced within the coming 24 hours.
The Congress management had referred to as each Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar for additional discussions. While Siddaramaiah has additionally arrived within the nationwide capital, Shivakumar mentioned that he would go away for the nationwide capital however then introduced that he had referred to as his journey off as he was not properly.
Shivakumar had instructed media individuals that he had stood with the occasion by way of its thick and skinny and that even when many occasion legislators had ditched the occasion, he labored arduous and rebuilt the occasion from scratch.