Based on sources, the brand new chief minister of Karnataka and the cupboard will take the oath of workplace on Thursday.
The important thing take a look at for Congress right now, following its resounding victory in Karnataka, shall be selecting the following chief minister. State chief DK Shivakumar and senior politician Siddaramaiah are each within the place. On Sunday, a gaggle of observers despatched by the Congress met with the newly elected Karnataka MLAs to assemble their opinion on who ought to carry the highest place. At 10 a.m., the delegation will journey to Delhi to fulfill with members of the nationwide management, together with Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge.
Each Mr. Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah are anticipated within the capital later right now to fulfill with the occasion management, with the lobbying for the Chief Minister poised to shift to Delhi. Nevertheless, sources declare that each leaders have been instructed to carry off and solely journey to Delhi when particularly requested by the occasion.
Following the assembly of its Karnataka MLAs yesterday night, the occasion declared that Mr. Kharge will in the end make the selection. The assembly’s observers included the final secretaries of the Congress, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Deepak Babaria, and Jitendra Singh Alwar.
Each Mr. Shivakumar, an eight-time MLA, and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah have overtly expressed a want to carry the place of Chief Minister and have beforehand engaged in a recreation of political one-upmanship.
Siddaramaiah has a pan-Karnataka enchantment, while the 60-year-old DK Shivakumar is considered a “troubleshooter” for Congress.
Congress units document with victory in Karnataka meeting elections
The issue of suppressing factionalism had been positioned earlier than Congress because it reached the marketing campaign section. The occasion offered a united face after capturing 135 of the 224 seats within the Karnataka meeting, with Mr. Kharge and the 2 candidates for chief minister talking to the media and occasion staff collectively.
When it comes to seats and vote share, the victory for Congress set a document that has stood for greater than 30 years. The 1999 election, when it gained 132 seats and earned a vote share of 40.84 p.c, was the closest the Congress has ever come to this outcome. It obtained 43.76% of the vote in 1989 and gained 178 seats.
In comparison with its 104 seats within the state election of 2018, the BJP solely obtained 66 seats. Not one of the seats designated for Scheduled Tribes (ST) had been received by it. There are 51 reserved seats in Karnataka, 36 of that are for candidates from Scheduled Castes (SC) and 15, respectively.
Congress Gears Up for 2024 Elections
After the occasion’s dominant victory within the essential meeting elections held within the southern state, Congress nationwide president Mallikarjun Kharge is anticipated to make a proper announcement on this regard on Monday. Extremely positioned sources have indicated that senior Congress chief Siddaramaiah would be the subsequent Chief Minister of Karnataka and occasion state unit president D Okay Shivakumar shall be his deputy.
Randeep Singh Surjewala, a senior within the Congress and the All India Congress Committee (AICC) consultant for Karnataka introduced Sunday night time that occasion chief Mallikarjun Kharge would shortly announce the title of the brand new chief minister of Karnataka.
After successful in Karnataka, Congress is reportedly trying to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The Congress desires to capitalise on Siddaramaiah’s widespread help all through the state for a similar. In preparation for the forthcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the occasion is now making an attempt to current Siddaramaiah as its main “face” and Shivakumar because the supervisor.
Siddaramaiah’s AHINDA Issue Fuels Congress Victory
The Congress thinks that their success was largely on account of Karnataka’s well-known AHINDA components. The Kannada abbreviation “ahinda” stands for “backward lessons,” “dalitaru,” and “Alpasankhyataru,” or minorities. Based on experiences, Siddaramaiah has a robust following in these communities and is an professional at controlling his vote financial institution. The occasion doesn’t wish to oppose Siddaramaiah due to his historical past of revolt towards Janata Dal faction chiefs for a similar motive.
DK Shivakumar made quite a few important public indicators earlier within the day about his aspirations for the highest place. The excessive command determined to provide Shivakumar high ministries of the state with the intention to appease him as a result of he was seen as essential to the Congress triumph in Karnataka.
After decisively beating the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) in Karnataka on Saturday, the Congress occasion confronted the troublesome process of selecting the state’s subsequent chief minister amid rumours that Siddaramaiah was the front-runner, adopted by state occasion president DK Shivakumar. In preparation for the election of the Congress Legislative Celebration (CLP) chief within the state of Karnataka, Kharge had earlier within the day designated three observers there, together with former Maharashtra chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and occasion officers Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria.