Lobbying in Congress and the CLP meet

Pic: The Hindu
Pic: The Hindu

Ahead of the crucial Congress legislature party meeting to be held at 12.30 PM today, hectic lobbying is on. Both Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjuna Kharge just met with S M Krishna separately and sought his blessings.

Siddaramaiah in fact has met with almost all senior leaders in the Congress over the past two days and sought their blessings. Kharge too has been doing the same as both know it would boil down to the CLP meeting and the events there which will be a final deciding factor. Continue reading “Lobbying in Congress and the CLP meet”

Siddu vs Kharge- the pros and cons

kharge1aaWith the Congress Legislature Party meeting scheduled for today afternoon, the question that Karnataka is asking is who will be Chief Minister. At the moment it appears that it would be a closely contested battle between Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjuna Kharge, but the former seems to have a better chance of grabbing the post.

Siddaramaiah has an outsider tag since he has been with the Congress only for 7 to 8 years. However he has mass support and can rebel in case he is not considered for the post. The Congress would not want a rebellion as of now since they have spent the past five years speaking about the infighting in the BJP and would not want to start off on such a bad note. Continue reading “Siddu vs Kharge- the pros and cons”