The debate on who would be the chief minister of Karnataka if the Congress wins appears to be never ending. The Karnataka Congress chief, Dr. G Parameshwar has thrown the debate wide open by saying CM later, win first.
The guess work continues and it is hard to say at the moment who exactly wants Siddaramaiah to contest from two seats. On one hand, there are reports that say that it is the high command which does not want Siddaramaiah to contest from Chamundeshwari. On the other Siddaramaiah says that it is his followers who are forcing him to contest from Badami.
Congress leader and Supreme Court advocate, Brijesh Kalappa who was denied a ticket used an iconic Rajesh Khanna dialogue on his Facebook page. He expressed his disappointment at being overlooked for a ticket from the Madikeri assembly constituency which was finally given to former state public prosecutor of Karnataka, H S Chandramouli.
The much-awaited Congress list was out on Sunday. The highlight of the list was that Siddaramaiah was given a ticket from just one constituency as opposed to reports that did the rounds in the media that he would be fielded from two constituencies.
In the first list of candidates released by the Congress for the Karnataka assembly elections, the party has re-nominated at least 90 per cent of the sitting MLAs.
Even as the Congress is readying its list of candidates for the Karnataka assembly elections, rebellion within the party seems to be touching an all time high. There is a Tughlaq rule in the Congress and Siddaramaiah is Tughlaq, senior leader P Ramesh said.
The Congress high command is said to have put the brakes on candidates who want to contest from two constituencies in the Karnataka assembly elections. This would mean that both Siddaramaiah and Dr. G Parameshwar who have been wanting to contest from two constituencies will not be permitted to do so.
In a bid to pacify former Karnataka chief minister, S M Krishna, the BJP is likely to offer his family member a ticket for the upcoming Karnataka assembly election.
Bengaluru: A few days back there was a note supposedly prepared by the Intelligence Bureau that was doing the rounds in Karnataka. The note went on to state that the Chamundeshwari assembly constituency was not exactly a safe seat for Siddaramaiah. It also listed out four other constituencies from where the CM could contest.
This Congress leader from Karnataka resigned from the party in the morning, joined the BJP later and by evening he was back in the Congress.