DK Shivakumar’s name was also discussed for the post of Chief Minister before the speculation of Congress’s victory before the Karnataka assembly elections and the announcement of the grand victory. However, a change of political developments relegated him to the second position i.e. Deputy CM and it was decided to make Siddaramaiah the Chief Minister. If seen in recent years, this story is not new in Congress. Just the characters kept changing in the states. There are many such big leaders, who kept on becoming Chief Ministers.
Sidhu kept watching in Punjab
The talk of the year 2021 was not being made at all between the then Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. It had even come to the point that the Captain announced his resignation. After this, the exercise to find a new captain of Punjab started, in which speculation started on many big names including Sidhu. However, this did not happen and the party bet on Dalit face Charanjit Singh Channi.
Pratibha Singh’s support stuck in Himachal
After a long time, the Congress tasted victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections in the year 2022. With this, a debate broke out in the hill state as to who should be given the command. In this race, Pratibha Singh, wife of former CM late Virbhadra Singh, was being considered as the main contender. His supporters tried hard, but the high command approved something else and the name of Sukhvind Singh Sukhu was stamped.
‘Dev’ of Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh assembly elections were held in the year 2018 and the power came into the account of Congress. Then the names of TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Charan Das Mahant and Bhupesh Baghel surfaced, all of whom were contenders for the post of Chief Minister. It was being said that Dev is leading the race. However, the result was that the party handed over the CM’s throne to Baghel. Later, news of tension between the two leaders also came to the fore. Even Dev had resigned from one of his posts.
fire burning in rajasthan
The discussions of CM Ashok Gehlot versus youth leader Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan are fierce in the political corridors. The strings of this alleged tension, which has been going on since the year 2018, are linked to the CM’s chair only. After winning the election, Pilot was eyeing the post of CM, but the party high command chose Gehlot. So far speculation has started that Pilot may soon say goodbye to the Congress as well. In the year 2020 also, he has opened a front against the state government with about 19 MLAs.
Both the leaders were seen launching sharp verbal attacks against each other on several occasions. Experts say that the Congress will have to end this feud before the 2023 assembly elections.
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