As the power tussle continues between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar for the chief minister's post in Karnataka, another contender has thrown his hat in the ring. The supporters of Congress leader G Parameshwara, former deputy chief minister, staged a protest in the southern state and demanded the top post.
Parameshwara, a sitting MLA from Tumkur's Koratagere, has also expressed his desire to take over as the next chief minister. The senior leader said he can show the support of 50 MLAs and if the high command decides, he can "readily accept" the offer. "If the high command decides and asks me to run the government, I'm ready to take up the responsibility," he told reporters