Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee chief DK Shivakumar on Monday met with supporters, who gathered exterior his residence in Bengaluru to greet him on his birthday right this moment.
Scores of Congress supporters waited for hours with desserts to want the Congress chief who’s a contender for Karnataka’s Chief Minister’s publish.
Shivakumar was garlanded with flowers and given flower bouquets earlier than he proceeded to the Shagri-La lodge in Bengaluru for a gathering of the Congress Legislative Occasion Assembly.
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“I’m celebrating the birthday of Shivakumar for 20 years. I’m his shut aide. Yearly the cake is sported with a message that you’re the long run CM,” mentioned Shamsher Beig, who additionally waited for hours to want his favorite chief.
He mentioned it is vitally crucial for Shivakumar to be appointed because the Chief Minister to fulfil the ballot guarantees, talked about in Congress’ manifesto.
“The youth, Congress occasion, and everybody desires Shivakumar to be appointed as our Chief Minister,” he mentioned.
After Congress’ spectacular victory within the southern state which it received the Meeting elections with 135 votes, each state chief DK Shivakumar and senior chief Siddaramaiah are reportedly eyeing the publish of chief minister.
Congress chief and All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Karnataka, Randeep Singh Surjewala, on Sunday late evening mentioned that occasion chief Mallikarjun Kharge is not going to take lengthy and announce the identify of subsequent chief minister of Karnataka quickly.
Talking to reporters after a late-night assembly of newly elected Congress MLAs in Karnataka’s Bengaluru, Surjewala mentioned, “Occasion management will take a call. I am unable to change my judgement with Kharge Sahab’s judgement. He’s our senior, and as you all know him. He’s the son of the soil of Karnataka, and I am positive he is not going to take very lengthy.”
“The profitable occasion shall be within the first cupboard once we will implement our first 5 ensures,” he mentioned whereas responding to a question on plans for the oath-taking ceremony after the choice on the brand new CM of Karnataka.
The assembly was convened after Congress Legislature Occasion (CLP) unanimously handed a decision authorising occasion president Mallikarjun Kharge to select the identify of the Karnataka Chief Minister. “The Congress Legislature Occasion unanimously resolves that AICC President is hereby authorised to nominate the brand new chief of the Congress Legislature Occasion,” the decision acknowledged.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and occasion leaders Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria have been current within the assembly as observers. Occasion leaders like Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar, KC Venugopal, Jairam Ramesh and others additionally attended the assembly.
“Complete strategy of assembly particular person legislators of Congress occasion has been accomplished with nice bohemia. The observers met all of the MLAs individually and recorded their views and now they’ll submit a report back to the Congress management and after that, we’ll announce the following chief of the Congress Legislature Occasion,” AICC in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala additional informed reporters.
When requested if there have been any presents being deliberate for Siddaramaiah or DK Shivakumar on the latter’s birthday, Surjewala mentioned, “I’m not a celebration to these discussions as Common Secretary I am a easy employee to Congress who stood out with all my legislatures. We have been sitting collectively and planning the way forward for Karnataka which is extra necessary to us. We additionally celebrated DK Shivakumar’s birthday collectively.”
Forward of the CLP assembly, Congress Common Secretary KC Venugopal had mentioned the method of taking the opinion of MLAs shall be accomplished by tonight itself and after that, the observers will transfer to Delhi to apprise the AICC president concerning the opinion.
“This strategy of taking the opinion of the MLAs shall be accomplished tonight itself. As Randeep Surjewala mentioned, this can be a unanimous decision moved by Siddaramaiah and supported by DK Shivakumar and all of the senior leaders,” Venugopal mentioned.
Earlier, an enormous variety of supporters gathered exterior the residence of Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru on Sunday and raised slogans of ‘We wish DK Shivakumar as CM’.
Congress, which registered an emphatic victory defeating the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) in Karnataka on Saturday, had been going through the problem of deciding the chief minister amid speculations of Siddaramaiah being the front-runner adopted by state occasion president DK Shivakumar.
Mr Kharge on Sunday appointed three observers in Karnataka together with former Maharashtra chief minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and occasion leaders Jitendra Singh and Deepak Babaria for the election of the Congress Legislative Occasion (CLP) chief within the state.
Based on the Election Fee of India, Congress on Saturday received 135 seats pushing the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) out of energy in the one southern state it dominated and boosting its personal prospects for the electoral battles forward.
BJP managed to win 66 seats. Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) bagged 19 seats. Independents have received two seats whereas Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha and Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha received one seat every.