Karnataka Deputy CM DK Shivakumar: Recently the Congress government has been formed in Karnataka after a resounding victory. Senior leader Siddaramaiah has been made the chief minister and party’s state unit chief DK Shivakumar the deputy chief minister after getting the approval of the party high command. The results of Karnataka came on 13 May and the new government was formed 7 days later on 20 May.
But, talk is coming to the fore regarding CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM Shivakumar being made the Chief Minister of Karnataka for two and a half years each. Karnataka minister and Congress MLA MB Patil has cleared the situation on this news. MB Patil said, "Siddaramaiah will be the CM for five years. Had there been an agreement on power sharing, senior leaders would have informed. There is no such proposal. If there was such a proposal, KC Venugopal or the AICC general secretary would have informed."
I will not talk about that- DK
Share between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar!
Many sources in the Congress claimed that the chief minister’s post would be shared between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar. Sources also claimed that DK Shivakumar had earlier demanded that he be given a tenure. Told Shivkumar about this "Now the focus is only on governance, people and country".
Actually, Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar were in the race for the post of CM in Karnataka. Both the leaders took oath along with other ministers on 20 May. During this, there was a lot of opposition unity in the state. Congress on 10 May Karnataka Assembly Elections, he won 135 out of 224 seats, winning with an absolute majority. BJP has won 66 seats and JDS has won 19 seats.
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