In a rebuttal of Kumaraswamy's comment, Siddaramaiah says not just Kharge, Revanna is also CM material
In a rebuttal of Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy’s statement that veteran Congress leader and MP Mallikarjun Kharge should have become the CM of Karnataka long ago, Congress Legislature Party leader and former CM Siddaramaiah said current PWD Minister and Mr. Kumaraswamy’s elder brother H.D. Revanna is also eligible for the CM post, adding that Mr. Kharge is appropriate for higher political posts.
At a by-poll campaign in Chincholi assembly constituency in Kalaburagi district on Tuesday, Mr. Kumaraswamy said Mr. Kharge’s services were not given enough recognition by his party. He said that Mr. Kharge should have been made a Chief Minister long back.
“Mr. Kharge had missed opportunities to become the CM many times in the past,” CM Kumaraswamy said.
It is in response to this that Mr. Siddaramaiah wrote on Twitter: “There are many leaders in the Congress and JD(S) who are chief ministerial material and one of them is Mr. Kumaraswamy’s brother H.D. Revanna. But for everything, right time should come.”