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Won’t Backstab”: DK Shivakumar As Congress Tackles Chief Minister Problem

Siddaramaiah vs DK Shivakumar: State Congress chief DK Shivakumar, one of the two contenders for the post, will fly to Delhi today to present his case to the party's national leadership.

New Delhi: The suspense over the next Karnataka Chief Minister continues days after the Congress received a clear mandate in the assembly polls. State Congress chief DK Shivakumar, one of the two contenders for the post, is flying to Delhi today to communicate his viewpoint to the party’s public administration. Senior pioneer Siddaramaiah, who is additionally peering toward the central pastor compartment, showed up in Delhi yesterday before the party makes the last declaration.

Prior to leaving for Delhi, Mr. Shivakumar let columnists know that he is where he is today as a result of Congress. “Without the party, everybody is zero,” he said.

The party’s initiative, which incorporates Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Rahul Gandhi, was yesterday informed by a group of eyewitnesses on the perspectives on the recently chosen Karnataka MLAs. The group met every one of the victors and held a mystery vote on Sunday, the consequences of which have supposedly been introduced to the party president, who will take an ultimate conclusion.

The party could report the name of the following Karnataka Boss Pastor in the approaching 24 hours, party sources said.

In a restrictive meeting with NDTV, DK Shivakumar said that he won’t be shakedown or dissident, yet the party’s authority ought to recognize who is behind the decision to win in Karnataka.

“Sonia Gandhi told me, ‘I trust you that you will convey Karnataka’. I’m staying here, doing my ordinary obligation. You ought to have the fundamental politeness, a touch of appreciation. They ought to have the civility to recognize who is behind the success,” the 61-year-old said.

“I won’t blackmail, that is not me. See nothing. I have my own common sense. I’m not a kid. I won’t fall in a snare,” Mr Shivakumar added.

Answering Mr. Siddaramaiah’s case that he has the help of the MLAs, he said, “I want him to enjoy all that life has to offer.”

The party won 135 seats in the 224-part Karnataka gathering to remove archrival BJP from their main fortress in the south.

In any case, picking the central priest will be an analysis for the party. In the approach to the political race, Congress had the option to extend a unified front regardless of the profound split between Mr Shivakumar and Mr Siddaramaiah. Their allies, however, have frequently openly conflicted on the subject of the top post.

While Siddaramaiah is a pioneer with mass allure, is well known among all segments, and has the experience of running an administration of an entire five-year term from 2013-18, Shivakumar has solid hierarchical capacities, is viewed as clever and Congress’ investigator during difficult stretches and has the support of the prevailing Vokkaliga people group, its persuasive soothsayers and pioneers.

An except NDTV review in the organization with Lokniti-Place for the Investigation of Creating Social Orders (CSDS) has observed that Siddaramaiah is the most well-known decision for the post. More than 40% of respondents said he would be their decision for the post.