On Monday, three observers appointed by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in Karnataka arrived in Delhi to present their report to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge regarding the selection of the state’s chief minister. The appointed observers, namely Sushil Kumar Shinde, Deepak Bawaria, and Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, were assigned the task of consulting with the newly elected Congress MLAs regarding the election of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader in Karnataka. Following their discussions, they were expected to submit their report to the party’s high command. These three observers were appointed by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday.
Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, said, “We have taken the views from all the MLAs, the meeting went on till 2 am (this morning). We have prepared a report and will submit it to the Congress president.”
Congress leader BK Hariprasad said that in yesterday’s CLP meeting, the voting was conducted through a secret ballot.Earlier on Sunday late night, Congress leader and All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Karnataka, Randeep Singh Surjewala, said that party chief Mallikarjun Kharge will not take long and announce the name of the next chief minister of Karnataka soon.
Speaking to reporters after a late-night meeting of newly elected Congress MLAs in Karnataka’s Bengaluru, Surjewala said, “Party leadership will take a decision. I can’t replace my judgement with Kharge Sahab’s judgement. He is our senior, and as you all know him. He is the son of the soil of Karnataka, and I’m sure he will not take very long.”
The meeting was convened after Congress Legislature Party (CLP) unanimously passed a resolution authorising party president Mallikarjun Kharge to pick the name of the Karnataka Chief Minister. “The Congress Legislature Party unanimously resolves that AICC President is hereby authorised to appoint the new leader of the Congress Legislature Party,” the resolution stated.The meeting which began late on Sunday night at a hotel in Bengaluru, continued till 1.30 am. It was attended by all 135 newly elected MLAs.