Sonia Gandhi's pivotal role behind Karnataka CM deal
Karnataka CM race: Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge along with other stakeholders held parleys past midnight to hammer out a solution between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar -- the two chief ministerial aspirants.
After hectic deliberations for several days, the Congress' central leadership has finally ended the deadlock over Karnataka's new chief ministerial position. Siddaramaiah will be the next chief minister of Karnataka and DK Shivakumar his deputy, Congress sources said on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony will be held in Bengaluru on May 20.