Amid indicators of rumbling inside, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday night time urged the social gathering’s Karnataka unit leaders to work unitedly for the 2023 meeting polls and never communicate out publicly on management and inside issues.
The previous Congress president attended the Karnataka unit’s political affairs committee assembly, the place discussions had been held on organisational issues and preparations for the upcoming meeting polls.
Rahul Gandhi’s name for unity comes amid a recreation of political one-upmanship between two leaders – legislature social gathering chief Siddaramaiah and state president D Okay Shivakumar – over the chief minister’s submit within the occasion of the social gathering coming to energy within the state.
“The committee mentioned social gathering organisation and coverage issues. The assembly additionally mentioned preparations for the 2023 meeting polls…..Political Affairs Committee(PAC) will meet steadily and take collective selections within the curiosity of the social gathering. Rahul Gandhi appealed to leaders of the social gathering to go aggressively and unitedly in opposition to the misrule of the BJP in Karnataka and on the Centre,” All India Congress Committee(AICC) Basic Secretary Okay C Venugopal mentioned.
Chatting with reporters right here after the assembly, he mentioned Rahul Gandhi urged social gathering leaders to work to instal a people-centric Congress authorities in Karnataka.
“Your entire management of Karnataka will be a part of arms 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 numerous voices inside or outdoors,” he added.
Stating that it has been unanimously determined not to talk about inside issues in public, Okay C Venugopal mentioned, “There isn’t a management difficulty in any respect, particular person opinion can also be not acceptable. The social gathering’s new Member of Legislative Meeting(MLAs) and the excessive command will determine on the chief after successful.” A number of inside points have been mentioned on the assembly, he mentioned. “We’re well-prepared to finalise the candidates, announce their names and win the elections.” The political affairs committee of the Congress met on Tuesday for the primary time after its structure on July 9.
Moreover Rahul Gandhi, Okay C Venugopal, Siddaramaiah and D Okay Shivakumar, the social gathering’s marketing campaign committee chief M B Patil, Chief of Opposition within the legislative council B Okay Hariprasad, and senior leaders like H Okay Patil, Dinesh Gundu Rao, M Veerappa Moily and G Parameshwara attended the assembly.
Rahul Gandhi’s two-day go to to the state assumes significance because the Congress in Karnataka appears to be in a conundrum, with many inside the social gathering fearing it could implode forward of the meeting polls.
There’s additionally a palpable fear inside the social gathering a couple of digital division getting created between the camps of the 2 key leaders, hurting its prospects within the polls.
Although each Siddaramaiah and D Okay Shivakumar have overtly maintained that the chief minister might be determined by social gathering’s newly elected MLAs and the excessive command on gaining majority within the polls, their loyalists and camp followers have been projecting their respective chief, making issues messy.
Rahul Gandhi will even participate in former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s seventy fifth birthday bash within the district headquarters of Davanagere on Wednesday.
Siddaramaiah’s supporters have deliberate a grand celebration on his birthday, an obvious present of power by his camp.
The occasion comes forward of the social gathering getting ready itself forward of the polls regardless of reservations from a bit of the previous guard which reportedly contains D Okay Shivakumar, who has mentioned that he was against the “persona cult” within the social gathering.
Rahul Gandhi will even go to Chitradurga’s Murugarajendra Mutt, a distinguished Lingayat seminary within the area, through the go to on August 3, and meet Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru and seers of varied mutts.
Throughout his final go to to the state in April, he had set a goal of successful 150 seats and urged for unity among the many social gathering’s rank and file.
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