The Karnataka election results are finally here, and the Indian National Congress has won 135 out of 224 assembly seats, defeating Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) returning to power in the state. Lately, everybody has their eyes set on the Congress Party and who they will choose as their next Chief Minister of the state.
There were several contenders in the race to become the next Chief Minister of Karnataka, but finally, two names came forward and there was tough competition between DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah.
Siddaramaiah Became the New CM of Karnataka
The swearing-in event was conducted by Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and took place in Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium. This is the same stadium where Siddaramaiah took his oath of office as Karnataka’s chief minister in 2013.
Once again, Siddaramaiah took oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka, and DK Shivakumar took oath as the Deputy CM of Karnataka.
Siddaramaiah declared that the Karnataka elections of 2023 would be his last while running for office. In 1983, Siddaramaiah won his first election to the Karnataka Assembly. As a member of the Janata Dal government, Siddaramaiah was appointed as the state’s deputy chief minister in 1994.
After the 2013 Karnataka elections, Siddaramaiah, who had joined the Congress in 2008, was elected chief minister. Yathindra Siddaramaiah, son of Siddaramaiah, said, “We will do anything to keep the BJP out of power. In the interest of Karnataka, my father should become Chief Minister.”
The head of the Karnataka Congress is DK Shivakumar. The go-to person for Congress party members, the eight-time MLA from the Kanakapura constituency has a strong base of support. Shivakumar has always been a member of the Congress and has never lost an election since he won it for the first time in 1989.
D. K. Shivakumar, the leader of the Karnataka Congress, has once again won the Kanakapura seat in Karnataka. Prior to that, he was ahead of JD(S) leader B Nagaraju and BJP leader and Minister R Ashoka by more than 20,500 votes.
Facts related to DK Shivakumar
- DK Shivakumar has been a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly seven times.
- Shivakumar is the younger brother of D K Suresh, who is also a politician.
- D K Shivaumar’s elder daughter is married to Amartya, son of Café Coffee Day founder V. G. Siddhartha.
- Shivakumar is among the richest politicians in the country, and his total assets are worth more than 850 crore.
- There are almost 19 declared criminal cases against DK Shivakumar.
Mallikarjun Kharge on Congress Win
Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the AICC, described the win of “Janata Janardhana” in the Karnataka Assembly elections as a result of the people voting “furiously” against the BJP’s “bad administration” in the state.
Kharge congratulated all the winners of the Congress party in the Karnataka Elections. Congratulating those who have won, the AICC President said people support good work; whether victorious or defeated, one should stay amidst them and work in a democracy.
Mallikarjun Kharge son won from his constituency
The son of Mallikarjun Kharge, Priyank Kharge, won the elections from the Chittapur seat. Priyank Kharge defeated Subhash Chandra Rathod by a margin of 13,000 votes. As per the Election Commission, this year Karnataka recorded a 73.19 percent voter turnout in the May 10 assembly elections.
Ans. The Indian National Congress won Karnataka Elections 2023.
Ans. Basavraj Bommai is the current Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Ans. DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah are in the race to become the new Chief Minister of Karnataka.