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DKS vs Siddaramaiah tug of war for CM race, Congress can announce name today

DK Shivakumar said, "The party high command will take a call. I don't want to comment or say anything more. Whatever I had to say, I have already said."

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Bengaluru: Congress has not been able to decide on the name of the Chief Minister even after three days of registering a landslide victory in the Karnataka assembly elections. On Monday (May 15), the churning continued throughout the day regarding the name of the CM. Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar also gave statements, but no solution could be found. The names of Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar are at the forefront of the race for the CM’s chair.

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In such a situation, news is being received from the sources that the Congress party can reach a final decision today. Congress central observers for Karnataka have submitted their report to party president Mallikarjun Kharge.

Who will consult UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi to reach the final decision. This information has come from party sources only. He said that the name of the next Chief Minister of Karnataka will be announced in the next 24 hours.

Today on Tuesday, DK Shivakumar will reach Mallikarjun Kharge’s house in Delhi. In fact, the Congress leadership had called Shivkumar and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to Delhi for discussion on Monday. Siddaramaiah had reached Delhi on Monday afternoon, but Shivakumar had canceled the visit citing health reasons. However, his brother DK Suresh met Kharge instead.

Congress President Kharge had appointed senior leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria as observers to elect the leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Karnataka. The three supervisors had to talk to the newly elected MLAs of the party separately on Sunday to know their opinion. Secret voting has also been done to know the opinion of the MLAs.

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