Former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has stated that if the JD(S) party wins 123 seats or forms the government on its own after the 2023 Assembly election, someone from the Muslim or Dalit communities will be appointed as chief minister; however, the JD(S) party’s state chief CM Ibrahim has contracted his statement and ruled out any such possibilities.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Ibrahim stated that if the party gains a majority, Kumaraswamy will be the chief minister; however, the party leader quickly clarified that it is HDK’s desire or intention.
He said the party may think about considering other candidates if Kumaraswamy moves to Delhi after the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Ibrahim said that leaders belonging to the Muslim or Dalit communities may become deputy chief ministers, and these possibilities are there. He also said that there is the possibility of a non-Congress, non-BJP government ruling the state after the election, and Kumaraswamy would play a major role in that.
The party’s leader stated that the names of the candidates have not been officially announced and that changes may be made based on their ability to win.