Reportedly karnataka Deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar, credited with delivering telangana for the congress and tasked with keeping the new flock together in Hyderabad, said the “collective leadership” will decide on the telangana CM. The congress won 64 seats in the 119-member telangana Assembly, crossing the majority mark of 60 and ousting the K Chandrashekar Rao led BRS which won 39 seats. The bjp and AIMIM won eight apiece.
Reportedly DK Shivakumar said the congress does not need the support of any potential BRS rebels to form its first government in India’s youngest state. “I have spoken to my party leadership, and we have worked out the way forward to deliver our promises as early as possible,” he said. I am not the game-changer. Game-changers are the people of telangana, the voters, leaders who wanted a change and brought about this change in the state. The success story lies with all the people who brought our party to power.
This election was fought on the basis of a collective leadership in telangana, and the decision of who will be cm will also be taken collectively. We will speak to the party high command, legislators, and then take a call. He added ‘We do not need anyone’s support as we have an absolute majority. There are a lot of political equations between political parties in this state, which I do not want to get involved in. We have a good number, that is more than enough, and we are going to form the government in Telangana. I have spoken to my party leadership, and we have worked out the way forward to deliver our promises as early as possible’.