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D.K. Shivakumar to be new Karnataka Congress President

Congress troubleshooter D.K. Shivakumar has been appointed as the new president of the party’s Karnataka unit, an official said on Wednesday.

“Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has appointed D.K. Shivakumar as the president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC),” said party’s general secretary K.C. Venugopal in a statement from New Delhi.

Party’s state unit leaders Eshwar Khandre, Satish Jharkiholi and Saleem Ahammed are the working presidents in the southern state.

“Former chief minister Siddaramaiah will continue as the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and opposition leader in the state legislative assembly.

MLC M. Narayanswamy and MLA Ajay Singh will be the party’s chief whips in the state legislative council and assembly.

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