Kaun Banega Karnataka CM? 50:50 for Sidda-DKS or Convince Shivakumar, Which Option Will Cong Lock?
The race for the chief minister’s post in Karnataka is heating up as the state assembly elections are nearing. The Congress party, which is the ruling party in the state, is still struggling to choose its candidate for the post of chief minister. The party is divided into two factions – one is supporting Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar, while the other is lobbying for Mallikarjuna Kharge.
The Congress party had won 78 seats in the 2018 state assembly elections, but it fell short of the majority mark of 112 seats. It formed an alliance with the JD(S) party to form the government in the state. However, in 2019, the BJP-led NDA swept the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, winning 25 out of 28 seats. This has made the Congress party more cautious about selecting a chief minister candidate who can lead the party to victory in the upcoming assembly elections.
The two factions in the party are divided over who should be the next chief minister of Karnataka. The Siddaramaiah-DK Shivakumar faction believes that Siddaramaiah is the most logical choice for the post. Siddaramaiah is a veteran politician who has served as the chief minister of Karnataka twice before. He has a strong support base in the state and is considered a capable leader who can take the party to victory.
The other faction in the party is lobbying for Mallikarjuna Kharge, who is a veteran leader and a former Union Minister. The Kharge camp argues that Kharge’s experience and seniority make him the best candidate for the post of chief minister. However, Kharge is not very popular in the state and his election as the chief minister candidate could lead to a rebellion within the party.
Recently, there has been a third option that has emerged in the party – convincing DK Shivakumar to become the chief ministerial candidate. Shivakumar is a powerful leader in the party and has a large support base in the state. He has been involved in several controversies in the past, but his supporters argue that he is a dynamic and capable leader who can lead the party to victory.
The Congress party is expected to make a decision soon on who its chief ministerial candidate will be. However, the delay in selecting a candidate has led to speculation that the party is struggling to find a consensus candidate. The party is aware that the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka will be crucial for its future in the state, and it cannot afford to make a mistake in selecting its chief ministerial candidate.
In conclusion, the Congress party in Karnataka is facing a tough choice in selecting its chief ministerial candidate. The party is divided into two factions, with each supporting a different candidate. The party is aware that it needs to select a candidate who can lead it to victory in the upcoming assembly elections. The decision of the party will have far-reaching consequences for its future in the state.