Siddaramaiah to be next Karnataka CM, DK Shivakumar to be his deputy: Sources

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NEW DELHI: Siddaramaiah will be the next chief minister of Karnataka with D K Shivakumar as his deputy, ending days of uncertainty, sources said.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge worked till late on Wednesday night to break the political deadlock over the next CM in Karnataka and arrived at a consensus for government formation. The oath-taking ceremony will be held in Bengaluru on 20th May.

The party has called a Congress legislature party (CLP) meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday at 7 pm. Central Observers from the All India Congress Committee (AICC) have been asked to reach Bengaluru to conduct the CLP meeting.

On Wednesday, Congress’ Karnataka-in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that a decision on the next Karnataka chief minister will be announced on Wednesday or Thurssay, and that a new cabinet will be in place within 72 hours. (ANI)

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