Stating that there was no rift inside the Congress, Shivakumar stated he solely had political variations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal- Secular (JD-S).

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 07:23 PM IST

Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar stated on Monday his social gathering won’t challenge any chief ministerial face for the following Assembly election within the state and there was no rift inside the grand previous social gathering. Stating that there can be a collective management, Shivakumar stated he solely had political variations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal- Secular (JD-S).

Shivakumar’s assertion got here a day after Congress chief and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, each of whom are in Delhi, denied speculation of any difference with the previous. “We are together. We are building the party together… there’s no rift in Karnataka Congress,” he had stated.

When requested about his assembly with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Shivakumar stated talks have been held concerning the social gathering’s stand on the present political disaster in Karnataka BJP over the management situation. “There is a lot of trouble in Karnataka BJP. There will be a change of leadership. We had to plan our stand. A lot of people are trying to approach us and a lot of issues are there. We discussed all those issues as well as phone tapping,” Shivakumar was quoted as saying by information company ANI.

Earlier, Shivakumar had stated the Congress social gathering’s ethos is to work collectively. “We are a national party. We believe in collective leadership. Even the elections will be contested this way. There are questions, but one or two individuals are not important. There are several leaders in the Congress, and we will go to the election together.”

Even because the social gathering continues to sit down in opposition ever for the reason that BS Yediyurappa-led BJP overthrew a coalition authorities of the JD-S and Congress in July 2019, supporters of each Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah have been overtly backing them because the Congress’ chief ministerial candidate for the following election.

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