Decide on CM post will be taken after winning 2023 assembly election: Siddu

06:15 PM Oct 17, 2021 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday opened up on the chief minister’s post if Congress saying that party high command will decide on it after winning the 2023 assembly elections in Karnataka.


Siddaramaiah while responding to a question on whether he will become chief minister if Congress wins assembly polls said that it was something that will be decided by the party high command.

He further said, “Basavaraj Bommai was made the chief minister by the BJP high command and RSS not the MLAs. Similarly, we too have the high command, Whoever is made (the CM), we will accept it.”

He further added that on the basis of the opinion expressed by the newly elected MLAs, the high command will decide on the new Chief Minister. ”

Siddaramaiah was chief minister of the state from May 2013 to May 2018. He has been among the key leaders of the Congress in Karnataka. But Congress state chief DK Shivakumar’s rise in the party has troubled him and there have been factionalism in the state unit.


Shivakumar, who is close to central leadership of the Congress, is being seen as a strong contender for the top post. The state chief’s loyalists are now openly pitching for their leader as chief minister face and there is growing political one-upmanship between the two leaders and the issue may become contentious in the days to come, PTI reported citing sources.


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