Both Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar are adamant in their positions, and the Congress is still trying to decide who will become the chief minister of Karnataka. Another round of talks is scheduled for Wednesday morning. According to party sources, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is anticipated to arrive in Delhi on Wednesday from Himachal Pradesh and meet with some decision-makers in Karnataka. According to the sources, DK Shivakumar, the head of the Karnataka Congress, is likely to accept Sonia Gandhi’s recommendations to assist the party in resolving the state’s leadership issue.
The previous deputy chief minister of Karnataka, Dr. G. Parameshwara, has also expressed interest in the top position in the state, promising to carry out the duties if given the opportunity. “If the Congress high command gives me the responsibility of the CM post, I will definitely fulfil it. They know everything about me and my work. I don’t want to lobby,” he stated.
Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the Congress, has discussed matters with all Karnataka stakeholders. Rahul Gandhi, the party’s head, met with Kharge on Tuesday to talk about the establishment of the state’s administration. A wise choice will be made, according to KC Venugopal, general secretary of the Congress organisation. “Decision will come, wait. Good decision will come. It will come as soon as possible,” As he left Kharge’s house, Venugopal said.
According to the reports, Kharge and the central observers will probably meet on Thursday at 11 am. Assembly election results were announced on Saturday, and the newly elected Congress MLAs gave Kharge permission to make a decision on Sunday. Shivakumar and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah arrived in Delhi when the action moved there. The Congress leadership is eager to make a decision on the Chief Minister as soon as possible and to guarantee that there are no schisms in the functioning of the government or the party in Karnataka so that the party can focus on its preparations for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
In Rajasthan, the Congress is already struggling with factionalism, and the disagreements over leadership in Chhattisgarh are still very much alive. Due to Jyotiraditya Scindia’s resignation, the party suffered in Madhya Pradesh. The leadership of the Congress is considering a plan where Karnataka will have Deputy Chief Ministers in addition to the Chief Minister to address the desires of various communities.
The party’s central observers in Karnataka spoke with MLAs and reported back to the party leadership.According to sources, Kharge would decide in the end after speaking with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi. “No final decision has been made on the Karnataka CM post yet. The Congress president has met all the stakeholders. Now the final decision will be taken by him in consultation with Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. The announcement can be delayed until tomorrow and the announcement can be made in Bengaluru itself,” a source said.