Priyank Kharge downplays DyCM Shivakumar's power-sharing issue

Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS): Karnataka Minister for RDPR, IT and BT, Priyank Kharge on Thursday sought to downplay the ongoing issue of 2.5-year term for Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar.

Priyank Kharge said that a discussion in this regard was held between four persons, and "whatever it is.. the high command of the party would take a decision.."

He said this while answering questions over the remarks of D.K. Suresh, a Congress MP and brother of Shivakumar. 

The Karnataka minister further said, "Whether it’s him or not ...others do not have any information in this regard. No one has the authority to speak on the matter. It is going to be the decision of the high command.

“As of now, our CM is Siddaramaiah. DyCM and Pradesh Congress Committee President is Shivakumar. We have faced the elections under their leadership and we will face the upcoming elections as well. There is no doubt that Congress is winning 20 MP seats.".

When asked if Shivakumar will be made CM after two-and-a-half years, would he welcome it, Kharge replied, "Why do you imagine things without any reason? Now, budget is important. Let the discussion be about the good budget. First let us face the Lok Sabha elections and win 20 seats and later we will see,” he stated.

Congress MP D.K. Suresh had claimed that his brother and deputy to Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah D.K. Shivakumar would become the Chief Minister after two-and-a-half years.

Suresh said this on Wednesday when questioned about the potential replacement of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

He was asked if Shivakumar's aspiration to become CM would come true.

"It is not wrong to dream. I won't say what you're saying is false. Dreams need time to materialise. Changes are inevitable, and we must be patient. A day will come when Shivakumar's dream will be realised. He will become the CM after two-and-half years. However, we have to wait until the time comes," Suresh said.

Asked about a power-sharing agreement between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar for a two-and-a-half year term, Suresh said: "The high command has made a decision regarding the matter. I won't disclose anything publicly now but a time will come when Shivakumar's dream will be realised."






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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Did Modi miss our premier space science institution to bring it under his rhumb and dictate his terms??????…..It’s very sad ISRO employees salaries are pending from the past 10 months. During Chandrayana mission Modi was posing with leading scientist and most corrupt chief of ISRO Sivan who is termed as Modi’s Chamcha. If you respect the constitution then you will automatically accept secularism. There is no difference, discrimination and division in constitution. FYI, Modi can never face truth as he runs away from press conference and open debate which is integral and main pillar of any democracy.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 23 2024

    You say "It’s very sad ISRO employees salaries are pending from the past 10 months". Can you prove your statement?. It is not true. please recheck.

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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 23 2024

    Mr Ganesh, many readers quote false figures

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  • Peter, mangalore

    Fri, Feb 23 2024

    you are spreading fake news

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  • namith, kottara

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    BY Raghavendra DKShii Kaumaraswami will form government post LS election aroind nov - december 2024. Thank me in advance

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  • David 's Truth, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Siddhu doing excellent job. No need to change CM until 5yrs term. Siddhu is non corrupt clean image politician. DKS is not fit for CM post.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Dear David 's Truth, Mangalore, It is sad that nobody bought into your sarcasm. First JDS and then Congress encouraged Siddu because he belonged to backward community. Now Kharge is also enjoying the fruits of Indian constitutions for many years belonging to backward class that Junior Kharge is not just walking but talking. Ah, not just politically, we now have a class of incompetent backward class community scientists serving in premier institutions with strong connection to Kharge family. The scientist in question is also decorated with Bhatnagar award even before he attainted puberty. Thanks to Modi, who has now infused a new found purpose behind Bhatnagar award, else, Bhatnagar award would have been sold in Tapri if Congress had its way. Do you want me to say more about why Congress is what it is today? If you want to invite cancer with open arms, invite Congress - they will preach secularism; your favorite subject I assume.

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  • Jeevan Jeppu, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Most Brahmins are against reservations to the ST

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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 23 2024

    Mr Jeevan, give justification as to why sc/st's need reservation in today's times.

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