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Kharge, Shivakumar too in race for Karnataka CM's post

May 08, 2013 20:42 IST

Congress leaders Siddarmaiah and G Parameshwara are likely to leave with a host of other senior leaders to meet with party high command in New Delhi to hold discussions about the Karnataka elections. The leaders will decide a date to convene a Congress Legislature Party meeting to elect the chief minister.

Siddarmaiah is the frontrunner for the post, but there are efforts being made by Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and co-chairman of Congress campaign committee in Karnataka D K Shivakumar to lobby the coveted post.

Congress leaders in Karnataka have maintained that they would abide by the decision of the high command.

In Delhi, all the leaders will meet collectively and individually with the top leadership and take a final call on who the leader will be. They will then return to Bangalore and convene the CLP meeting to formally elect the leader.

Image: Mallikarjuna Kharge and D K Shivakumar

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore