Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge feeding sweets to Shivakumar after his victory in Karnataka
The ongoing tussle over the post of CM in Karnataka seems to have stopped, it is believed that Congress command of the government Siddaramaiah Will handle it. DK Shivakumar The position will be of number two in the government. He will be made deputy CM. It can also be officially announced by this evening, but will DK Shivakumar be satisfied with it.
It is being told that under the pressure of Sonia Gandhi, DK Shivkumar has agreed to become Deputy CM, but nothing much is going to change. Actually there is no work of deputy CM in the state, it is completely like a lollipop. Which is just to show that your position in the government is of number two, so is there really a deputy CM post or not, let us know?
Deputy CM no post
CM is the head of the government of any state, many times the name of deputy CM is announced to calm the war for the post of CM or to solve caste equation. Actually, there is no such post at all. Their presence or absence in the government is the same. Like a normal minister, he can give his opinion in any decision or cabinet meeting to be held in the state, it depends on the CM whether he accepts this suggestion or not. There is no such post even in the constitution. When the governor administers the oath to a person nominated for deputy CM, he takes oath as a cabinet minister.
do not get any special rights
By making a deputy CM, a person is only made to realize that his status in the government is number two, he does not get any special rights like the CM. Nor can they interfere in any way in the power of the state. According to parliamentary affairs expert Siddharth Jha, there is no mention of the post of deputy CM anywhere in the constitution. Deputy CM can only see the department or ministry, the responsibility of which is given to him by CM only. They get salary-allowances and facilities according to the cabinet minister only.
The matter has also reached the Supreme Court
The post of Deputy CM was born after the post of Deputy PM. A case related to this had also reached the Supreme Court, in 1989, during the time of the then Deputy PM Devi Lal, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court to clarify the rights of this post. The controversy had started at the swearing-in ceremony. In fact, when Devi Lal was being sworn in in the VP Singh government, he was continuously speaking as Deputy Prime Minister instead of Cabinet Minister. The then President R. Venkataraman has also mentioned this incident in his book.
In the book ‘Commission for Omission of Indian President’, he writes that I was administering the oath of office to Devi Lal but he was speaking as Deputy Prime Minister. Later this matter reached the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled that the Deputy PM is not a constitutional post in the country. The deputy PM is just a member of the cabinet. He can consider himself as deputy PM, but the rights will be given to the ministers only.