Siddaramaiah To Be Karnataka CM, DK Shivkumar His Deputy

Bengaluru: Ending days of speculation, the Congress on Thursday picked 75-year-old Siddaramaiah as the next chief minister of Karnataka. KPCC president DK Shivakumar will be his deputy.

The oath-taking ceremony will take place at 12:30 pm on Saturday (May 20).

Reports said that the formula was arrived at about 2 am in Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) will meet in Bengaluru in the evening following which a formal announcement would be made.

The Chief Minister-designate Siddaramaiah later tweeted, “Our hands will always be united to protect the welfare of Kannadigas. The Congress will work as a family to deliver a pro-people, transparent, corruption-free governance and fulfil all guarantees.”

“Karnataka’s secure future and our peoples welfare is our top priority, and we are united in guaranteeing that,” DK Shivakumar also tweeted after being officially declared as the next deputy chief minister of Karnataka.

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