Siddaramaiah, not a natural choice for CM if Congress wins Karnataka

Karnataka Assembly election results Congress reminds 'Dear BJP' of Arun Jaitley's tweet to assert claim for government formation

"In the event of falling short of the required number of seats, we will have to take the support of the JDS or work out a deal with them", a Congress leader pointed out.

The Assembly Elections in Karnataka witnessed the highest voter turnout in the state in over 35 years.

Party sources also said that Siddaramaiah's insistence on "sacrificing" for a Dalit face could likely be keeping in mind his political career ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Congress state President Dr.G Parameshwar has also said that they are open to the idea of Dalit Chief Minister.

Though he said he had no objection to a Dalit being made the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. Siddaramaiah made a strong pitch for retaining the coveted post by emphasising the absence of dissidence in the party during his five-year tenure at the helm. He was addressing media persons in Kalburgi today in the state after celebrating his 50th marriage anniversary.

Asked to react on Siddaramaiah's "mentally disturbed" comment about him, Yeddyurappa said the chief minister was saying such things because he knows he would lose both Chamundeshwari and Badami seats from where he is contesting.


The exit polls were released immediately after the voting exercise concluded in the State.

The Karnataka election results will be announced on Tuesday. "It is the prerogative of the party high command and the MLAs to choose the CM", said Siddaramaiah. JD (S) chief ministerial candidate HD Kumaraswamy has gone to Singapore, and the reason for his travel could not be ascertained.

The role of the JD (S) in Karnataka politics has been intriguing.

In what it looks like the Congress party's acceptance to the possible fractured mandate in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said that he was ready to sacrifice CM's post for a Dalit.

What do the Karnataka exit polls say? Other polls predicted a hung assembly with neither the Congress or the BJP getting a majority. For the BJP, Karnataka is a priority as it stands in the way of its "Congress-mukt Bharat" agenda and could become the gateway to other southern states such as Tamil Nadu and Kerala, where the party has little or no representation. Dr B.R. Ambedkar won only one election but had his share of followers because of his ideology.

According to a statement issued by the chief minister's office, the revision of pay and pension is to come into effect from 1 July 2017 with benefits paid from 1 April 2018, one month before the assembly elections.

Related News:



Most liked

Nepal ties scaled 'new heights' after PM Modi's visit, says Nepal's premier
Gehlot alleged that PM Modi's temple visits in Nepal were a violation of the poll code especially on the day Karnataka voted. Both the Congress and the BJP were trading accusations of indulging in unethical practices to woo the voters.

Europe split in confronting the United States sanctions on Iran; Washington isolated
Facing that reality, Le Maire said the European Union should strengthen its own legal arsenal against any such future USA threats. He said France would propose sanctions-blocking measures to the European Commission in the next few days.

West Bengal panchayat elections: Stray incidents of violence reported in state
In Coochbehar district, North Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh allegedly slapped a person outside a polling booth. The polling will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 5 a.m. and counting will take place on May 17, the commission said.

NES Classic Edition Makes A Return To Stores On June 29
Tracking down a Nintendo and purchasing all the games that were included in the NES Classic would cost hundreds of dollars. Nintendo did promise that the mini retro console would be coming back in 2018, and now it has a date.

Who earned how much from Walmart-Flipkart deal
Walmart founder Sam Walton's grandson, Steuart Walton, is reportedly likely to join Flipkart's board of directors. The agreement will effectively result in transfer of ultimate ownership in Flipkart India to Walmart.

Hernandez, Hundley lead Giants to 5-0 win over Pirates
Nova (2-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings and is 0-2 in five starts since beating Miami on April 15. Hundley sent reliever Richard Rodriguez's first pitch over the wall in left for a three-run homer and a 5-0 lead.

Mother's Day Music: Andre 3000 Releases Two New Tracks For Mother's Day
The second track, " Look Ma No Hands " is a 17-minute jazz-influenced instrumental with assistance on the piano from James Blake . Titled "Me & My (To Bury Your Parents)" and " Look Ma No Hands ", the singles are part of an EP called Look Ma No Hands .

Over 70 flights diverted from Delhi due to dust storm
Traffic came to a crawl at several areas in Delhi as the strong wind picked up dust and swirled them around, reducing visibility. Just after the dust storm hit Delhi and the National Capital Region, Delhi, Gurugram and Noida received heavy to moderate rains.

Justice Qazi Isa questions CJP's decision of reconstitution of bench
The Congress, controlled by Duterte's allies, was due to vote on an impeachment complaint against Sereno next week. Sereno told the crowd: "Let's continue to defend the constitution and fight wrongdoing".

Hamas leader in brief Egypt visit ahead of Gaza protests
Israel says it has a right to defend its border and has accused Hamas of using the protests as a cover for attacking the border. Hamas has organized them mostly against an Israeli-Egyptian blockade in place since Hamas overran Gaza in 2007.

IPL 2018: CSK vs SRH Preview
These are catches that can be appreciated only at the ground: the anticipation, the early movement, the still head, the control. Twitter , as expected, hailed the warrior who single-handedly ripped apart the best bowling line-up in the tournament .

MP Board Class 10, Class 12 Result 2018 Today
What is the pass percentage and a year ago results of MPBSE 10th and 12th Result 2018? Your result will appear on the screen. You can register on these websites to get regular updates about the MP Board Examination 2018 Results.

Wilfried Zaha targeted by five Premier League clubs
When Zaha then broke and sent Andros Townsend through one-on-one with Foster, the winger slipped as he struck, sending his effort wide.

Barcelona's unbeaten season ended by five-star Levante
In what would surely be a routine comeback and even win for Barcelona at this point, Levante came flying out for the second-half. But then Barca started to turn up the heat, with Coutinho getting his own hat-trick before Luis Suarez took the score to 5-4.

I will return to Goa in next few weeks: Parrikar
Recalling Parrikar's tenure as defence minister, Shah described him as a "hardworking person with a grip on administration". He said the BJP's "soul" lies in its booth workers who are the focal point of the party.