Even poll losers become chief minister: KPCC chief D K Shivakumar


Bengaluru, Jun 25 (IANS): A day after internal bickering within the state Congress came to the fore with at least half a dozen MLAs projecting Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah as the ‘next CM, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday said Karnataka has even seen leaders who lost elections becoming Chief Minister.

Reacting to pro-Siddaramaiah legislators running a campaign by pitching Siddaramaiah as the next Chief Minister, Shivakumar caustically remarked that anyone can dream of becoming CM, as in the past Karnataka has seen the late Devraj Urs and Ramakrishna Hegde become CM despite losing or not contesting elections.

To a question about former KPCC president G. Parameshwara's supporters also launching a similar campaign, Shivakumar said all 224 legislators who get elected to Karnataka Assembly have an equal right to dream of becoming CM.

There is nothing wrong with one having such aspirations," he said.

After his camp's legislators pitched him as the next CM, Siddaramaiah sought to play it down by stating that he had never expressed a desire to be the CM face with 22 months still to go for elections in Karnataka. "In our party, our high command decides on such important issues. Let us face elections first," he said to a question.

Despite his subtle warnings to pro-Siddaramaiah camp, on Wednesday Shivakumar had stated that the party high command has said what it has to. "I have seen statements by a section of MLAs in the media. Legislature Party leader (Siddaramaiah) will look into it as he is our CLP leader. If he does not, then the party is there to look into it," Shivakumar had said, adding that he too was not in a hurry to become CM.

However, his younger brother and Bengaluru Lok Sabha MP, D.K. Suresh had slammed Siddaramaiah, sarcastically questioning that "what else can one expect from those people who have crossed over to the Congress for the sake of power alone?"

"True Congressmen fight for people's welfare. Elections are still almost two years away and at this juncture when people are dying due to wrong policy decisions of the ruling party, do we really require this debate now? I can only say that people who have crossed over to Congress for the sake of power can only talk about such things. They are nothing but power mongers," he said, without mentioning Siddaramaiah's name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • ramesh, bantwal

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    yes mr dks this you your self proven last time

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Outside ullal he cannot even win panchayat elections, he was health minister, how many government medical colleges or hospitals did he sanction in udupi and mangalore. All politicians are useless they are in politics to serve their family and their political masters.

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  • M.A. Sherif, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    In my view, it think Abdul Khader would be a good choice for the PM seat. He is a true winner and a charismatic leader in the DK and in the State.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    But Imran Khan does not want to loose his chair!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Keep up the good fight sir even ED, CBI, IT ....... and jail did not make you bend. Now robbie has to do the same sacrifice for the country.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    These Congress politicians are so stupid and greedy who don’t realise that they have destroyed their party by infighting and greed and BJP are experts in exploiting t situation. They will never learn their lessons. They can’t even elect a party President after long time. They should realise that they need change at the top else Congress party will be destroyed.

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  • Richard, shirva/sharjah

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    DKS targeting Mamta banerjee!!???

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  • Bala, Kudla

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Then parameshwar would have been the CM even after losing and he was the right candidate. Instead of Sidrama.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    How did MMS beccome PM?

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Forget poll loser.. those whose rested in tihar jail like to become CM.

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  • Ram Rahim Robert, kodial

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    the present CM Yeddy without cheddy is also a jailbird who made crores with the corrupt Reddy brothers..you have only selective memory I feel..

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    No self respecting Mangalorean Catholic can support Siddaramiah. Siddaramiah completely disregarded and disrespected the sentiments of the Mangalorean Catholic community by honoring the cruel tyrant, Tipu Sultan.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    No, he supported the hero who fought against enemies and punished British spy and stooges... Even today who are spy of enemy countries are punished, do you called them Hindu hatred or Muslim hatred?

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  • antony, udupi

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Very true..Tippu was a typical desert mentality peaceful guy who wanted to convert hapless catholics of Mangalore to Islam..Good that fellow was shot dead by the British in right time...otherwise he would made whole Karnataka as one more peace lover state... he just gave lame reasons that they support British..

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  • Vicky Chopra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Anthony...By the way what did Adil Khan of Bijapur and Portugeses done in Goa alongwith Hindus. Can you put some light on the same.

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  • A Nazreth, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    What is all this . The ultimate winner will be HDK of JDS. A reviving Congress is a boon to his party. Soon we will see a kichdi Govt again that will last for 12-15 months.

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Losing back to back polls and instigating the same candidates to contest repeatedly is the norm of Congress .If nothing works , run off to contest from a safe constituency to win on Muslim votes.

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  • Muhammad Rafique, kaup

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Undoubtly Siddu is the only mass leader with clear image...who is the most eligible CM candidate amongst all politicians in the State

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Even poll losers and jail birds like kalla chaddiyurappa are become chief minister...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Siddu who said he'll never contest assembly elections again

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    He wish to contest MP election to dedicate his ability to serve(?) whole India.

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    It is tantamount to someone dreaming of wearing a suit when he does not even have undergarments to wear. As long as people like Sonia and Rahul are at the helm of affairs, even a semblance of unity and discipline will not come to this party.

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  • Suresh, Mangalaru

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    When the wise say The Winner takes it all-The Congress says the Loser takes it all! This is the fundamental reason for it's downfall. Take the case of MP...Where was the need to make Kamalnath CM?? Rajasthan ...Why Gehlot?? Got my point?? This is the mindset with the most corrupt and brainless ruling the roost has the Congress party reached it's nadir. I have been telling that there is hope in Karnataka for the Congress after all this Covid care fiasco and mismanagement by the present Government.Alas NO! There are big crabs in Congress pulling each other down now only before the actual fight with others.Phew!!

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  • Vicky Chopra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    chain in advance to tie-down elephant.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Even when not voted to power ,there is so much infighting ,What will you do if voted to power ? Voters have to choose the "Least amongst the devils" which is BJP.

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  • nayak, mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    best political party in india

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  • anp, udupi

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    congress needs to sort it out immediately else bjp will swoop it down

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Even Jail Birds become Chief Minister ...

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    This case, the jail bird wanting to become CM !!!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Fri, Jun 25 2021

    Are you telling this about DK or ......

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