Congress chief DK Shivakumar, who has settled for the quantity two put up in Karnataka after days of exhausting negotiations, at present stated he had “accepted the excessive command’s determination like we now have to simply accept a choose’s verdict in court docket”.
The Congress at present introduced that Siddaramaiah would be the subsequent Chief Minister of Karnataka and Mr Shivakumar his “solely deputy”, ending 5 days of suspense. They will likely be sworn in on Saturday.
Mr Shivakumar, 61, fought exhausting and refused to again down on his demand for the chief minister’s put up till Sonia Gandhi stepped in. He lastly agreed to “sacrifice within the curiosity of the occasion”.
“Once we agree that we are going to depart it to the excessive command, we now have to simply accept the decision. A variety of us will likely be arguing in court docket. Ultimately, what the choose stated needs to be accepted. All 135 MLAs, all of us joined and stated we’ll depart it to the excessive command,” Mr Shivakumar informed NDTV in an unique interview.
“We assured the individuals of Karnataka. Personal curiosity comes later, occasion curiosity is first. That is what my dedication is,” he stated.
“Ultimately, for varied causes, suppose if we had not gained, what would have been the place? Now we now have gained, we now have to get the fruit out of it. It just isn’t me alone, lakhs and lakhs of staff have completed their finest. We must take a look at their finish additionally,” he added.
Asked whether or not it was Sonia Gandhi’s persuasion that lastly settled the battle, Mr Shivakumar stated: “I do not wish to convey Mrs Gandhi or the Gandhi household into this. I simply met Rahul (Gandhi) ji. I met Mallikarjun Kharge. I met AICC (All India Congress Committee) workplace bearers, that is it.”
On power-sharing with Siddaramaiah after their tussle for energy, Mr Shivakumar stated: “The work has to begin. It wants every week or one thing to begin. Let it begin…allow us to see the success story.”
He dismissed questions on how the Congress would ship on its 5 ensures promise, believed to value about Rs 51,000 crore.
“You depart it to us, we now have a devoted group for it. We have simply labored out all of the economics,” he stated, not elaborating.