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Siddaramaiah rules out possibility of becoming CM now, says seat not vacant

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Noting that many leaders are pitching for making him the out of "affection", Wednesday ruled out the possibility of any change in the top post held by H D of the JD(S).

"They (men) are expressing their opinion, but is it possible now? The seat is not vacant now, is How can I become the CM?" told reporters in Hubballi.

"Some may be saying things, out of affection towards me. Is it wrong to say that?" he asked.

To a query whether there would be changes after Lok Sabha poll results are out on May 23, the Legislature Party said, "there are no indications of any changes. Why will there be any change? is the coalition government's "

Asked if the JD(S) would give up the chief minister post to the Congress, said he cannot respond to such speculations.

Home Minister M B Patil had on Tuesday made a pitch for Siddaramaiah "as chief minister again", but clarified the present coalition government under Kumaraswamy would complete its full term.

Patil's statement resonated with Chikkaballapura Congress MLA K Sudhakar's remarks on Monday that it would be good if Siddaramaiah becomes chief minister again.

Talks about Siddaramaiah as chief minister once again have emerged amid reports that the Congress in was preparing for assembly polls after the Lok Sabha election results, which the grand old party leaders have rubbished.

However, there are talks within political circles that any adverse results for the coalition in the Lok Sabha polls, which they fought in alliance, would have its implications on the Kumaraswamy-led government.

Asserting that he is not a "political sanyasi" and was in "active politics", Siddarmaiah had in April said the Congress would form the government in after the next assembly polls, and he would become chief minister once again.

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 15:55 IST