Karnataka CM Decision: Delay Shows Lack Of Unity In Congress, Says Bommai

Basavaraj Bommai (ANI file pic)

New Delhi: Taking a jibe at the Congress party over the delay in deciding Karnataka Chief Minister, former CM Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that it shows a lack of unity in the party despite getting a full majority.

Talking to reporters on Wednesday, the former CM said that the people of Karnataka voted for the Congress party so it must work to bring development.

in the state. “Delay in deciding the CM despite getting a full majority shows a lack of unity in the party. The Congress Party must stop playing politics, select a new CM and serve the people by forming the government”, Bommai said.

Bommai added that it is the internal issue of the Congress Party and he would not like to talk further about it.

Talking about the Lingayat community in the state, Bommai said “The Congress leaders have been speaking a lot about the Lingayat community so we will wait and see what posts they (Congress) will give to the Lingayats including the chief minister and deputy chief minister posts.”

Meanwhile, mystery still prevails as the Congress party refrained from making any official announcement yet on who will be the chief minister of Karnataka.

The names of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah have been raised by different groups in the party but the Congress leaders haven’t made any comments on it yet.

Earlier Congress’ Karnataka-in-charge Randeep Surjewala said that a decision on the next Karnataka chief minister will be announced today or tomorrow and a new cabinet will be in place within 72 hours.

The Congress had emerged as the single largest party in Karnataka after winning the May 10 assembly election. It won 135 seats in the 224-member Karnataka assembly.

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