Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah appointed leader of opposition in state assembly


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru 

Bengaluru, Oct 9: The Congress on Wednesday appointed former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah as the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly and ex-minister S R Patil in the Legislative Council.

A statement issued by party General Secretary K C Venugopal said that the decision was taken by interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi with immediate effect.

Siddaramaiah will, however, no longer be part of the Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party.

 
Siddaramaiah


S R Patil 

"The party appreciates the contribution of Siddaramaiah as member of the Congress Working Committee," the statement said.

Though there has been considerable anger brewing against him over his alleged involvement in destabilizing the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition, naming Siddaramaiah as leader of opposition highlights the grip he has over the party, both at the Centre and the state.

Out of the 17 vacancies in the Karnataka Assembly, 15 will be headed to the bypolls in December. Siddaramaiah, who heads the Congress Legislature Party, was eager to be named as opposition leader, which gives him the opportunity not just to tighten his grip over party affairs but also corner the B S Yediyurappa government and target Prime Minister Narendra Modi-Home Minister Amit Shah duo over the inadequate relief to the state that recently suffered one of its worst floods in recent memory.

 

  

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  • Sethu, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    By this single stroke, Congress has decided not to come back strong in Karnataka politics for ever.....!

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  • kalndr Mannapu, Puttur

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    Good news Congratulation, Again Siddu.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    Right person to bring back Congress again to power. Congratulations.

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    End of Congress Dynasty in Karnataka...... Jai Ho

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  • SACHIN, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    Wa Namuneda kana kattundu bro. stop day dreaming.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Siddaramaiah is the best one for this post. Others were only trouble makers. He only lost because of people in Karnataka vote for people who are liers and slogan makers. He knows ins and outs of BJP and government. BJP tried to frame him with various fictitious charges but didn’t work. Don’t worry his time will come.

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  • Anees, Karkala,Dubai

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Next CM of Karnataka

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  • Prashanth, karla

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    Dream is good

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Party never strengthened under his leader ship infact lost. He can be used to blame center and opposition but it's no use. Even Rahul failure is because of blame game. Soon ruling party will have same fate.people want work and not blame game

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  • SD, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Great News! Congratulations Siddaramaiahji!

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    LOL. what happened to hk patil, kharge, muniyappa, parameshis lobby? Not to forget siddu had support of more than 55 MLAs and 25MLCs in his favour. He has grown bigger than the party itself in karnataka..

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  • Dinesh Mangalore, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    SO... WHY NOT ELECT HIS PARTY majority IN KAR NATAKA?27

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Only Siddaramiah can bring Peace & Prosperity to Karnataka ...

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  • Hussain, kaup

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    But he is deviding people based on caste religion culture....

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    Actually party has pushed the DISASTER button in state. This arrogant & scheming guy will ensure party is wiped out!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    No one is as arrogant as modi and amit. As far as the 25 MP's of Karnataka are concerned, they have no courage to speak in front of their Gujrati masters

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Thu, Oct 10 2019

    End of Yeddy sooner ..

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