Rahul Gandhi asks Siddaramaiah, D K Shivakumar to work together for party

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (SP)

New Delhi, Jul 21: Amid a reported rift in the Congress's Karnataka unit, party leader Rahul Gandhi asked its state President D.K. Shivakumar and Leader of Opposition Siddramiah to iron out their differences and work together for the party, sources said.

The meeting with the two state leaders was attended by party General Secretary K.C. Venugopal and party spokesman Randeep Surjewala.

Ahead of the meeting, Siddaramaiah denied any rift and said both he and Shivakumar are working together to build the party. "I have been asked to meet Rahul Gandhi," he said.

The leaders discussed the matter of current happenings in the state and dispute over who would be the next chief minister. The two were asked not to allow such issues to take prominence. "Both of you are senior leaders backed by rich experience. Your immediate aim should be to bring the party back to power in the state. Keep your fans and close ones under check. Keep away from factional or dissident activities," they were told, sources stated.

The national leadership of the Congress feels that there is a favourable environment for the party in Karnataka now. They feel that many developments taking place within the BJP have thrown up opportunities for the Congress to wrest initiative and surge ahead. The leaders were asked to make use of the opportunities and move closer to the people, strengthen the party and take all the age groups into confidence towards getting back power in Karnataka.

"Never allow internal bickering. The Congress has always given prominence to collective leadership and the election will be fought on this principle. Future course of action will be decided at an opportune moment," the party leadership advised the two.

The two leaders are said to be at loggerheads over various issues and the rift has widened when Shivakumar snubbed Siddaramaiah supporters when they projected him as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka.

The latest issue between them is illegal mining, with both differing on the issue raised by Independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh.

Siddaramaiah stressed that an investigation should be done, while Shivakumar maintained that there are no reports of illegal mining in the region. 



With inputs from IANS






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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Working together will not solve any problems. Rahul or Sonia should declare who's next CM candidate. All problems will solve automatically. This is the main issue in between Siddhu and DKS. Both are playing silently.

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    In next election DKS definitely try his best to beat Siddaramaiah. Siddanna wl try to defeat parameshwar.maxmimum constancy their own people trying defeat congress This is the congress situation

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    ಹೆಡ್ ಮಾಸ್ಟ್ರು ದಾಂತಿನ ಶಾಲೆ !

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  • N. D. Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    The biggest question is the who is going to accept them. They have been rejected by their own home constituencies. Forget state or nation. For all we know at the end they will have to contest from a safe constituency to win on Muslim votes.

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  • Pacific Heights, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Sorry to say the trio is irrelevant in todays political scenario. There are more issues than solutions. All these stunts and firefighting wont be accepted by the current generation of young voters and will not garner votes . It can be only played to the gallery of the press confernece wallahs and fake id internet wallahs. The logic for Congress is simple, either have a facelift of new leaders OR just merge with other opposition parties to create one strong opposition.

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    It is not possible now !! they grown up like beyond the control of high command ( if ever existed ) They are openly or secretly supporting YEDDI that means they too corrupted like yeddi which is a not deniable fact.. DKS should not be a leader of any party as he is a greedy politician by all means.. Coming to congress party leadership which is lesser talk the better. Congress already not there in the minds of people where as in 70s 80s there was no opponent and loved by all. But now thanks to opportunist and poor very poor leadership

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  • Suresh, Mangalaru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Just like Yeddy soul and Eshwarappa and Shettar eyes of BJP ..Rahul 'Gas Of Congress' it seems...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Wow !! This is certainly " Gyan" preaching by the scion of the grand old party.. Hope Siddaramaiah, DKS, Captain Singh, Siddhu and many others in the " Bull fight " hear the desperate cry, emitting from 10th Janpath !!!

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Good they should work together and Congress will come back as a mighty force to support JDS to form the Govt in Karnataka.

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Did Rahul say 'to which party they need to work together' ???

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Why ?? Now they are not working together ? I think both of them are working for the same Congress party.

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Enchina prayojana... Undu trailor picture nanala baki undu. Ninna patayra ayer kaynuver pappu.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    "Rahul Gandhi asks Siddaramaiah, D K Shivakumar to work together for party" So till now they were working 'separately' for thier sake!!!

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  • Suresh, Mangalaru

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Just like Arminder and Navjyot Siddhu in Punjab...

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    Both Siduu and Deekeshi are indulging in bull-fight for CM chair, which is never exist for Congress party!

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  • Kumar, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    ibbara jagala muraneyavnge laabha...

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 21 2021

    They work and BJP partying

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