Amid rumblings within the Congress’s Karnataka unit lower than a 12 months forward of the state elections, social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi held a key assembly with senior social gathering leaders and urged the social gathering unit to be united and struggle for the frequent explanation for ousting the BJP within the upcoming elections. Within the state to assuage nerves and venture a united entrance, he additionally urged the social gathering leaders to not focus on inner issues and management problems with the social gathering on public platforms.
There have been fears that the social gathering would possibly implode forward of the state elections if the rivalry between two leaders — legislature social gathering chief Siddaramaiah and state president DK Shivakumar — over the chief minister’s publish will not be resolved.
“All the management of Karnataka will be a part of fingers collectively and win Karnataka within the 2023 polls…..unknowingly or knowingly some statements are made right here and there earlier than the media. Do not fall for that lure, social gathering leaders shouldn’t communicate in several voices inside or outdoors,” Rahul Gandhi mentioned after the large assembly. The political affairs committee of the Karnataka Congress met on Tuesday for the primary time after its structure on July 9
Rahul Gandhi can be scheduled to participate within the 75th birthday celebrations of former Chief Minister and chief of opposition within the state, Siddaramaiah.
Siddaramaiah’s supporters have deliberate a grand celebration on his birthday, an obvious present of energy by his camp. The previous Chief Minister’s AHINDA — Alpasankhyataru (minorities), Hindulidavar (Backward Lessons) and Dalit — consolidation method may dent rival BJP and JDS vote bases.
Although each Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar have overtly maintained that the chief minister will probably be determined by the social gathering’s newly elected MLAs and the excessive command on gaining a majority within the polls, their loyalists and camp followers have been projecting their respective leaders, making issues messy.
The grand birthday celebrations have been deliberate regardless of reservations from a piece of the previous guard which reportedly consists of DK Shivakumar, who has mentioned that he was against the “persona cult” inside the social gathering.
Nonetheless, All India Congress Committee (AICC) Common Secretary KC Venugopal has claimed there was no infighting within the social gathering for the highest publish and blamed the media for manufacturing information concerning the tussle between the 2 huge leaders of the Congress.
Whereas the tussle over the Chief Minister’s publish has flared between two camps with leaders taking potshots at one another, a senior congress chief and former Karnataka Chief Minister Veerappa Moily pitched Congress chief SR Patil, a Lingayat, for the highest publish.
Mr Moily was requested to react to his feedback and he mentioned, “my feedback had been misinterpreted, and identical to SR Patil we now have many succesful candidates for the CM publish”. However when requested to decide on between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar, he dodged the query.
In an interview with NDTV, Siddaramaiah conceded that he aspired to develop into the Chief Minister within the occasion that his social gathering involves energy.
“Sure. I aspire. However will depend on the MLAs. We have no idea. After the 2023 elections, newly elected MLAs will resolve. However there may be nothing improper to aspire to develop into the CM. If DK Shivakumar needs to develop into the CM he can. The social gathering excessive command has not but selected the CM candidate and there may be nonetheless a protracted solution to go for that,” he mentioned.
Mr Gandhi additionally met the seer of Murugamutt in Chitradurga. Mr Gandhi’s go to to the outstanding Lingayat seminary is critical, because the Lingayat group constitutes not less than 17 per cent of the vote financial institution which is essential to the BJP and has historically stayed with them.
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