The Congress has appointed former chief minister Siddaramaiah as Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly and ex-minister SR Patil in Legislative Council.
“Congress president has appointed Siddaramaiah as leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly and SR Patil as leader of opposition in the Legislative Council in Karnataka with immediate effect,” a party statement said.
Following his appointment, Siddaramaiah thanked the Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a tweet for showing “faith” in him and appointing him as Leader of Opposition in the state assembly.
I am grateful to Hon. @INCIndia President Smt. Sonia Gandhiji for appointing me as Leader of Opposition of Ktaka Assembly & Leader of CLP. I am honoured by her faith in me. All @INCKarnataka leaders will work to strengthen the party in &expose the failures of @BJP4Karnataka govt.
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) October 9, 2019
Siddaramaiah faces a tough ask to revive the Congress fortunes in Karnataka after the dismal Lok Sabha Election 2019 results and the collapse of its coalition government with JD(S).