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After long deliberations, the Congress has decided that it will go ahead with a collective leadership to win the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. The party will not announce any CM face.
The decision was taken by Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah in two-day deliberations at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s residence along with other top party leaders. During this, a future strategy was made for the upcoming elections in Karnataka.
Abha Congress Committee’s Karnataka in-charge Randeep Surjewala was also present in the meeting. According to Congress sources, a section of the Karnataka Congress leadership wants that the party should not declare the CM candidate and go to the polls with a collective leadership.
Sources said that the Congress feels that this time collective leadership is essential to take on the ruling BJP in the state. The party says that for the victory of the Congress in this important state of South India, it is necessary to take a united front. Congress will also announce its campaign program in the state soon.
Karnataka elections will be held next year
Assembly elections in Karnataka are due next year. Talking about the recent Rajya Sabha elections, BJP won three Rajya Sabha seats from here and Congress got one. At the same time, the Janata Dal Secular or JDS kept on rubbing its hands. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, though another Congress candidate lost.
Former CM Kumaraswamy expressed the possibility of early elections
Although the current term of the Karnataka Assembly is till May next year, JDS leader and former CM HD Kumaraswamy on Friday expressed the possibility of early elections in the state. He said elections could be held in December this year. However, as per the fixed tenure of five years, elections are to be held in April-May next year.