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Karnataka CM race LIVE Updates: ‘Just pranaam...’ Shivakumar on meeting with Kharge, Rahul Gandhi

Karnataka CM race Live updates: Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala has asserted that the party will make a final announcement on Karnataka CM's post either today or tomorrow

Karnataka CM race LIVE: Suspense continues who will become the chief minister of Karnataka-Siddaramaiah or DK Shivakumar (PTI)Premium
Karnataka CM race LIVE: Suspense continues who will become the chief minister of Karnataka-Siddaramaiah or DK Shivakumar (PTI)

Who will lead Karnataka--Siddaramaiah or DK Shivakumar? Well, the suspense likely to end today (17 May). As per the latest reports, Siddaramaiah is likely to take the oath of Karnataka's Chief Minister tomorrow. The supporters of Siddaramaiah have already started celebrating in Bengaluru by pouring milk on his poster. According to a report by India Today, DK Shivakumar has resist to negotiate on any bet. He disagreed on splitting the tenure of the CM's post. The Karnataka Congress President has also refused to become Deputy Chief Minister. Mint could not independently confirm the claims of DK Shivakumar.

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi met both Sidddaramaiah and Shivakumar at Sonia Gandhi's residence. The party is likely to make official announcement of the next Karnataka's CM by evening.

Who will be the new Chief Minister of Karnataka? Catch all the live updates here.

17 May 2023, 08:43:32 PM IST

Cong hits back at BJP on Karnataka CM suspense

The Congress on Wednesday hit out at the BJP for criticising it over the delay in deciding the chief minister of Karnataka, and cited examples when the saffron party declared its chief ministers in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Assam several days after winning the polls.

AICC general secretary in-charge for Karnataka Randeep Surjewala said that a section of the media has fallen victim to the "fake news factory of BJP on formation of next Congress government in Karnataka", asking whether they had questioned the prime minister the same way when he took seven to 10 days in deciding on chief ministers in several states.

17 May 2023, 07:51:53 PM IST

‘Not an infighting’: Karnataka Cong MLA G Parameshwara

Karnataka Congress leader G Parameshwara ruled out the posssibility of an ‘infighting’ within the Congress party, as the High Command remains mum about their CM designate for Karnataka. Parameshwara told PTI, “It's not an infighting. The scene has been shifted to Delhi"

In what emerged as a third option in the Shivakumar vs Siddharamaiah race for CM post of Karnataka, Parameshwara also throew his hat in the ring. He said, ""I have worked as PCC president for eight years. I brought the govt in 2013. I have been a deputy CM in the coalition govt. I certainly have the seniority and capacity to run the government". 

17 May 2023, 07:09:29 PM IST

Nothing, no discussion, just pranaam: DK Shivakumar

As he leaves from the residence of his brother & party MP DK Suresh, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar speaks on his meeting with party chief Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi; says, “Nothing, no discussion. Just pranaam..."

17 May 2023, 06:05:48 PM IST

Security beefed up in Shivakumar's home district

In Karnataks' Rmanagara district, security was beefed up, even as Congress maintained the suspense on who would be the Chief Minister of the state. 

Ramanagara is the home district of Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar. 

On Wednesday, security was increased as a precautionary measure in light of his supporters staging protests at multiple places after some media outlets claimed that he lost the race for the Chief Minister's post to Siddaramaiah.

17 May 2023, 05:29:50 PM IST

SC adjourns CBI corruption hearing against Shivakumar to July

The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing till July 14 on the CBI appeal against the Karnataka High Court order staying a corruption case against D K Shivakumar.

The court remarked that let the publicity be avoided in the matter against D K Shivakumar for two to three day.

17 May 2023, 05:15:27 PM IST

DK Shivakumar to meet Kharge, Rahul Gandhi again this evening

DK Shivakumar, who earlier met party leader Rahul Gandhi along with senior leader Siddaramaiah in Delhi on Wednesday, was seen arriving at the residence of his brother and party MP DK Suresh in the national capital later. 

Shivakumar is set to meet with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi later this evening, for second round of talks. 

17 May 2023, 05:01:19 PM IST

Bengaluru's Sri Kanteerava Stadium prepares for Karnataka CM swearing-in ceremony

The Sri Kanteerava Stadium in Karnataka's capital city Bengaluru getting prepared for the swearing-in ceremony of the Karnataka Chief Minister. 

It is to be noted that this development happens, despite the fact that Congress is yet to make an official announcement on who will be made CM for Karnataka. 

Police officials were seen conducting inspections at the Stadium today, reported ANI. 

17 May 2023, 04:14:34 PM IST

Siddaramaiah's supporters celebrate in his native village, Bengaluru

The Congress has made no official declaration about who has been assigned the CM post in Karnataka. Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala has met with reporters urging public not to believe in ‘speculations’ and ‘reports’ that Siddaramaiah has been chosen as Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

However, Siddaramaiah's supporters began celebrations in the native village of of the Congress heavyweight and outside his Bengaluru residence on Wednesday amid reports in a section of the media that claimed that his name has been finalised for the post.

17 May 2023, 03:53:57 PM IST

'Fight for CM post will continue for…': Ex- Karnataka Home Minister Jnanendra

Former Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday said, the fight for the Chief Minister post in Congress will continue for the next five years. 

"Congress party is a leisure party, for five years the fight for the post of chief minister will continue in the party. People of all caste communities are demanding the post of Chief Minister in the Congress party, this is the culture of the Congress party," Jnanendra said.

The Congress is yet to declare the name of the Chief Minister of Karnataka. 

Notably, in 2017, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had also taken a week after election results were announced to declare Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. 

17 May 2023, 03:44:10 PM IST

‘Do not believe in fake news’: Congress

Congress, who won the Karnataka Assembly Elections, on Wednesday asserted that Karnataka will have a five-year-long stable government and urged people not to believe in speculation and "fake news" which it alleged was being peddled by the BJP.

17 May 2023, 03:27:35 PM IST

Surjewala bins reports that Siddaramaiah will be CM of Karmnataka

Randeep Surjewala dismissed speculative reports that Siddaramaiah was likely to be named the chief minister once again.

"Delibrations are currently underway by party president Mallikarjun Kharge. Whenever Congress makes a decision we will inform you. In the next 48-72 hours, we will have a new cabinet in Karnataka," he told reporters here.

17 May 2023, 03:03:53 PM IST

‘Next 48-72 hours, we will have a new cabinet in Karnataka,’ Randeep Surjewala says

Randeep Surjewala, Karnataka Congress in-charge on Wednesday said delibrations are currently underway by party president Mallikarjun Kharge. “Whenever Congress makes a decision we will inform you. In the next 48-72 hours, we will have a new cabinet in Karnataka".

17 May 2023, 02:39:25 PM IST

SC community raises demand to make Mallikarjun Kharge new Karnataka CM

SC community on Wednesday staged protests outside the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office in Bengaluru, demanding Congress to make Mallikarjun Kharge CM.

17 May 2023, 02:13:51 PM IST

Official decision on Karnataka CM's post to be announced shortly

Karnataka Congress working president Eshwar Khandare on Wednesday said that the suspense over the decision of the next Chief Minister of the State would likely end by this evening.

17 May 2023, 02:09:17 PM IST

DK Shivakumar meets Mallikarjun Kharge at his residence

After meeting Rahul Gandhi, DK Shivakumar has gone to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's residence.

17 May 2023, 01:54:08 PM IST

Watch|  DK Shivakumar's supporters protest outside Rahul Gandhi's residence

Supporters of DK Shivakumar have gathered outside Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi, holding placards demanding chief ministership for the KPCC President.

17 May 2023, 01:40:08 PM IST

Karnataka CM's oath ceremony likely to take place at Bengaluru's Kanteerava stadium

Police officials were seen inspecting Bengaluru's Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium on Wednesday, where the swearing-in ceremony of the new Karnataka government is likely to be held.

17 May 2023, 01:12:10 PM IST

‘Will remain an ordinary MLA’: DK Shivakumar

DK Shivakumar has refused to accept the split term of CM's post. He has also disagreed to become Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, India Today reported.

17 May 2023, 01:09:36 PM IST

Karnataka CM decision: Siddharamaiah's name to be announced at 6 PM

India Today has reported that Congress will declare Siddharamaiah as chief minister of Karnataka in the evening.

17 May 2023, 01:01:21 PM IST

Siddaramaiah to take oath of Karnataka CM, says report

Siddaramaiah's swearing-in is likely to take place on Thursday at 3:30 pm, and officials have already been asked to prepare the Kanteerava stadium for the ceremony, India Today TV said.

17 May 2023, 12:58:22 PM IST

Siddaramaiah likely to become Karnataka CM for 2nd time, DK Shivakumar Deputy CM: Report

Siddaramaiah is Congress high command's choice to be the next Karnataka Chief Minister, while his competitor DK Shivakumar will be offered post of deputy CM, India Today reported on Wednesday.

17 May 2023, 12:51:59 PM IST

Watch| Siddaramaiah's supporters pour milk on his posters

With Congress poised to name the next Karnataka chief minister after the party's win in the State assembly elections, supporters of Siddaramaiah were pouring milk on his posters in Bengaluru today.

17 May 2023, 12:46:56 PM IST

Congress should choose CM as soon as possible: Basavaraj Bommai

Taking a dig at the Congress party over the delay in deciding Karnataka's leadership, outgoing CM Basavaraj Bommai said that in spite of getting a majority the party is unable to decide CM. "This shows the internal situation in the party," he said.

17 May 2023, 12:41:49 PM IST

After Siddaramaiah's exit from 10 Janpath, DK Shivakumar arrives at Rahul Gandhi's residence 

Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar has arrived at Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi's residence at 10, Janpath in New Delhi. DK arrived shortly after the exit of Siddaramaiah from Gandhis' residence. Both leaders are frontrunners for Karnataka's CM post.

17 May 2023, 12:32:27 PM IST

'No controversy,' says Congress' G Parameshwara who indicated willingness for Karnataka CM post

Congress leader G Parameshwara said that there is no controversy in the selection of the Karnataka chief minister.

"Let me clarify that there is no controversy in the selection of the Karnataka CM. A procedure is being followed. The party high command is meeting the CM candidates and it will be finalised today or by tomorrow," G Parameshwara said.

17 May 2023, 12:30:19 PM IST

Congress leader Siddaramaiah returns to hotel after meeting Rahul Gandhi

With Congress poised to name the next Karnataka chief minister, veteran leader Siddaramaiah met party leader Rahul Gandhi at 10 Janpath in the national capital.

Siddaramaiah has now returned to the hotel where he is staying during his Delhi visit.

17 May 2023, 11:53:41 AM IST

Siddaramaiah arrives at Rahul Gandhi's residence

Congress leader Siddaramaiah has arrived at Rahul Gandhi's residence in Delhi. According to India Today TV channel, Siddaramaiah has received support from majority of MLAs for the post of Karnataka CM. Besides, Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Rahul Gandhi are also backing the Varuna's constituency MLA for the CM's post. However, Mallikarjun Kharge, the Congress President, is not in favour of Siddaramaiah for the top post. 

17 May 2023, 11:33:12 AM IST

Siddaramaiah set to meet Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi shortly

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is all set to meet Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi shortly. The Congress party is likely to announce the name of Karnataka's CM by today evening.

17 May 2023, 11:15:55 AM IST

Shivakumar got Congress back to power…should become CM,' says MLA HC Balakrishna

Congress MLA HC Balakrishna has spoken in favour of DK Shivakumar for Karnataka CM's post. In an interview with PTI news agency, Balakrishna said, "DK Shivakumar has done his job as the KPCC President and got Congress back to power. He should be made the chief minister".

17 May 2023, 11:02:47 AM IST

Congress general secretary, other party MLAs arrive at Sonai Gandhi's residence

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal, Karnataka Congress working president Eshwar Khandare, and other MLAs continue to arrive at 10, Janpath, that is the residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday.

17 May 2023, 10:57:20 AM IST

Karnataka CM race: Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar to meet Rahul Gandhi today

Karnataka Congress leaders Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar to meet party leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi today.

17 May 2023, 10:24:22 AM IST

Siddaramaiah's CM tenure was a 'misrule': Shivakumar tells Mallikarjun Kharge

In yesterday's meeting at Congress President Mallikajun Kharge's residence, Karnataka CM contender DK Shivakumar told the former that Siddaramaiah had already been given a chance to become the CM and now it was his turn. He added that Siddharamaiah's previous CM tenure between 2008 and 2013 was a "misrule" and that the Lingayats were against the former chief minister.

17 May 2023, 09:28:26 AM IST

Will ED and CBI cases foil Shivakumar from becoming Karnataka's CM?

As per reports cases against DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka CM aspirant, may act as a hurdle for him. The Congress troubleshooter has 19 cases against him. Shivakumar was arrested by the ED on September 3, 2019 case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after an intense interrogation. He got bail on October 23, 2019.

On May 26, 2022, the ED filed a chargesheet under the anti-money laundering law against him. Shivakumar is also under probe in the National Herald case in which Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were also questioned by the financial probe agency.

17 May 2023, 09:15:14 AM IST

Karnataka CM terms may get split between DK and Siddaramaiah: Report

Congress party circles in both New Delhi and Bengaluru are speculating that there would be a split in Karnataka CMs' tenure between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. Congress is likely to promise a 3-year term to Shivakumar if he agrees to Siddarmaiah presiding over the CMO for the first two years of tenure.

17 May 2023, 09:01:02 AM IST

'Siddarmaiah already became CM...,' says Shivakumar on Karnataka leadership row

Some reports have said that DK Shivakumar has pointed out that Siddarmaiah had served one full term and it was high time that he should now be named Karnataka's chief minister. Siddarmaiah held Karnataka CM's post from 2008-2013.

17 May 2023, 08:40:39 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi backs Siddaramaiah; Sonia Gandhi in good equation with DK: Report

According to a report by India Today TV, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is supporting Siddaramaiah while Gandhi's mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi shares a good equation with DK Shivakumar. The TV channel also claimed that incumbent Congress President Malllikarjun Kharge averse to Siddaramaiah.

17 May 2023, 08:31:49 AM IST

‘Good decision will come,' says AICC General Secretary 

AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal on Tuesday night said that the decision on Karnataka leadership would be announced soon. After leaving Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge's residence, Venugopal said, “Decision will come, wait. Good decision will come. It will come as soon as possible".

17 May 2023, 08:22:27 AM IST

2  years Siddaramaiah, 3 years DK: Congress discusses over power-sharing formula

Rumours are rife that senior Congress leaders, including Randeep Surjewala and KC Venugopal, have deliberated over power-sharing formula in Karnataka, entailing two years for Siddaramaiah and three years for DK Shivakumar in yesterday's meeting.

17 May 2023, 08:05:14 AM IST

Karnataka CM race: Amid delay in decision, Dr G Parameshwara throws hat in the ring

As deadlock over Karnataka CM continues, senior Congress functionary, also former Deputy chief minister, Dr G Parameshwara sprung a surprise by saying he is ready to serve the top post of the party leadership asks him to do so.
"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 said.

Karnataka CM race: Dr G Parameshwara, Congress candidate from Koratagere
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Karnataka CM race: Dr G Parameshwara, Congress candidate from Koratagere (PTI)
17 May 2023, 07:54:27 AM IST

Karnataka CM race: Here's what has happened so far

  • 13 May (Saturday): The Congress won 135 seats in the recently held election to the 224-member Karnataka assembly. BJP managed to win 65 seats.
  • 14 May (Sunday): Congress Legislature Party meeting held in Bengaluru to decide the chief minister between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. Newly elected Congress MLAs in Karnataka authorised party president Mallikarjun Kharge to pick the next chief minister.
  • 15 May (Monday): Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah arrived in Delhi to meet the top leadership as the Congress is in the process of picking the next chief minister.
  • 16 May (Tuesday): Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar, one of the two contenders to the post also reached Delhi and met Congress high command. Rahul Gandhi also met Mallikarjun Kharge yesterday.

17 May 2023, 07:39:07 AM IST

Mallikarjun Kharge is likely to take final call today after consulting with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi

Congress sources told ANI news agency that Mallikarjun Kharge will take the final decision after consulting UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former party President Rahul Gandhi.

"No Final decision has been made on the Karnataka CM post yet. Congress president has met all the stakeholders. 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," said Congress sources.

17 May 2023, 07:37:06 AM IST

Shivakumar to agree to Sonia Gandhi

DK Shivakumar, who is Karnataka Congress chief, is likely to agree to suggestions made by Sonia Gandhi to help the party solve the leadership issue in Karnataka.

17 May 2023, 07:30:07 AM IST

Congress party to hold another round of meetings shortly

Senior Congress party leaders will again meet Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar on Wednesday morning to take the final call on Karnataka's leadership.

As per ANI news agency, Sonia Gandhi is likely to reach Delhi on Wednesday from Himachal Pradesh and she may meet some leaders who are part of the decision-making process in Karnataka.

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