Amid indicators of rumbling inside, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday evening urged the get together’s Karnataka unit leaders to work unitedly for the 2023 meeting polls and never converse out publicly on management and inside issues.
The previous Congress president attended the Karnataka unit’s political affairs committee assembly, the place discussions have 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 get together chief Siddaramaiah and state president D Okay Shivakumar – over the chief minister’s submit within the occasion of the get together coming to energy within the state.
“The committee mentioned get together organisation and coverage issues. The assembly additionally mentioned preparations for the 2023 meeting polls…..Political Affairs Committee(PAC) will meet ceaselessly and take collective selections within the curiosity of the get together. Rahul Gandhi appealed to leaders of the get together to go aggressively and unitedly towards the misrule of the BJP in Karnataka and on the Centre,” All India Congress Committee(AICC) Common Secretary Okay C Venugopal mentioned.
Talking to reporters right here after the assembly, he mentioned Rahul Gandhi urged get together leaders to work to instal a people-centric Congress authorities in Karnataka.
“All the 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 entice, get together leaders shouldn’t converse in several voices inside or exterior,” he added.
Stating that it has been unanimously determined not to talk about inside issues in public, Okay C Venugopal mentioned, “There is no such thing as a management concern in any respect, particular person opinion can be not acceptable. The get together’s new Member of Legislative Meeting(MLAs) and the excessive command will resolve on the chief after profitable.” 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.
Apart from Rahul Gandhi, Okay C Venugopal, Siddaramaiah and D Okay Shivakumar, the get together’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 get together fearing it might implode forward of the meeting polls.
There may be additionally a palpable fear inside the get together 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 will probably be determined by get together’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 get together making ready itself forward of the polls regardless of reservations from a piece of the previous guard which reportedly consists of D Okay Shivakumar, who has mentioned that he was against the “character cult” within the get together.
Rahul Gandhi will even go to Chitradurga’s Murugarajendra Mutt, a distinguished Lingayat seminary within the area, throughout the go to on August 3, and meet Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru and seers of assorted mutts.
Throughout his final go to to the state in April, he had set a goal of profitable 150 seats and urged for unity among the many get together’s rank and file.
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