New Delhi, April 15: The opposition parties in Karnataka will have more material against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Yesterday the opposition launched an attack on the CM after it was found that a company in which his son is a director was given a plum project to set up a lab at the Bangalore Medical College. Read more: Siddaramaiah’s son bags plum project in Govt hospital: Opposition draws first blood Were similar contracts bagged by this company to set up labs at the Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Mysore and Kalaburgi?
Congress leaders Siddarmaiah and G Parameshwar are likely to leave with a host of other senior leaders to meet with the high command on the issue of Chief Minister. At Delhi the leaders would decide on a date to convene a Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting to elect the new leader of the party who would become Chief Minister.
Siddarmaiah is the front runner for the post, but there are efforts being made by Mallikarjuna Kharge and D KShivakumar to grab the coveted post. Congress leaders in Karnataka have maintained that they would abide by the decision of the High Command. At Delhi all the leaders would meet collectively and individually with the top leadership and take a final call on who the leader would be. They would then return to Bangalore and convene the CLP meeting to formally elect the leader.