Stop making statements of me becoming CM candidate: Siddaramaiah to MLAs | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A day after a subtle warning was issued by KPCC president D K Shivakumar that the onus of reigning-in a section of legislators demanding opposition leader Siddaramaiah to be announced the CM candidate rested with the former CM himself, Siddaramaiah asked his cortrie to not make such statements anymore.
Speaking to the media in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah urged the MLAs to stop such random statements as elections are two years away.
“With the polls still two years away let us not give statements today itself of who is going to be the CM candidate. After elections, the decision as to who will become the CM will be considered by the party high command after taking the opinion of all the legislators,” said Siddaramaiah.
The statement comes within 24 hours of Shivakumar being “embarrassed” by the Siddaramaiah loyalists’ public lobbying for announcing the former CM as the Congress CM candidate again.
Shivakumar had said if the legislature party leader does not reign-in the legislators then the party high command will intervene.
Later in the day, when the question of the CM candidate race within the Congress was posed, Shivakumar chided and said: “Karnataka has a historical precedence of witnessing people who did not even win elections or contest polls becoming the CM. Do not forget that D Devaraj Urs and Ramakrishna Hegde both became CMs without winning or contesting polls. Anyone, including you from the media, may have a chance to become the CM.”

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