Mint Explainer: Why wasn't DK Shivakumar made CM of Karnataka?
- Siddaramaiah edged him out thanks to his strong grassroots support and his age. But will Shivakumar be too old by the time he has a chance to be CM again?
DK Shivakumar has much to be proud of. Given his wide network among Karnataka's industrialists and his personal fortune — his declared assets exceed ₹1,000 crore — Shivakumar's importance to the Congress in Karnataka cannot be overstated.