‘Why only 20, BJP can lure all 68 Cong MLAs, we’re not worried’, says DKS


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Bengaluru, Sep 28: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar said the party was not worried about statements by different BJP leaders, including former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa or State BJP Chief Nalin Kumar Kateel, about luring 20 or more Congress MLAs and sarcastically said they are welcome to try and lure all 68 party legislators.

Speaking to reporters in Delhi during his visit to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former party president Rahul Gandhi and other Central leaders, Shivakumar said it is surprising that Yediyurappa claims that Congress MLAs were in touch with him for joining BJP while Kateel had claimed that 20 Congress MLAs are joining BJP and wondered why the BJP is delaying admission of the so-called Congress MLAs.

“Let them admit 20, 30, 40 or all 68 MLAs from the Congress party. I don’t know if they have considered admitting me and Congress Opposition leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah too,’’ he said making it clear that the party was not worried about such attempts or statements.

Shivakumar said in politics everybody operates secretly and they (BJP) is welcome to try and get Congress MLAs.

Answering questions from reporters, the State Congress Chief said the party was thinking of launching its own ‘operation hand’ to get MLAs from other parties. He pointed out that one BJP leader had claimed that 5 Congress MLAs will be admitted within 24 hours and now they are talking about getting 20 MLAs. “So, that makes the total 25. We don’t know what they are going to do about the rest or if they have considered me and Siddaramaiah,’’ he said: "Let them complete all their cinematic style announcements and operations indicating numbers. I don’t want to talk about numbers.’’

However, Shivakumar made it clear that those who believe in the Congress policies, ideology and leadership are welcome to submit their applications, which will be duly considered. “I have already made it clear that anybody joining the party following the due process must be welcomed unconditionally,’’ he said.

Asked about the statement by Congress leader Rajanna against JD(S) leader Suresh Gowda joining the party, the State Congress chief said he will discuss with Rajanna and find out the reason for his statement. “I will make sure that the dignity of both Rajanna and Suresh Gowda is not affected,’’ he said.

Shivakumar said he is willing to talk to all the 224 MLAs in the Assembly and has not differences with anybody while clarifying that he was not willing to share details of the number of JD(S) MLAs willing to join Congress. "We cannot disclose all such details with the media,’’ he stated.

Asked about JD(S) leaders on their Mission 123 campaign in the coming assembly elections, he said: “JD(S) has Mission 123 while BJP talks about Mission 150. But ours is Mission 224.’’

To a question on Siddaramaiah’s statement regarding the next Chief Minister, Shivakumar made it clear that he has no information on that. “Congress party is one big family and there are no conflicts or trouble in our family. What Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi decide is final,’’ he said.

On Election Commission announcing the dates for the two assembly by-elections from the State, he said the AICC has already announced the party candidate for one seat and the name of candidate will be finalised and sent to the party high command for approval. The decision of the high command is final. The candidate will be finalised in Bengaluru after talking to the senior leaders.

The list of office-bearers for the KPCC will be finalised. The issue has already been discussed with AICC General Secretary and party in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala and senior leader Mallikarjuna Kharge. It will be finalised and announced after the Ayudha Pooja next month, he said pointing out that all those keen to work for the party will be considered.

He refused to comment on the developments in the Punjab Congress and said he cannot speak on the subject as he is confined to State politics and was not working at the AICC.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Deepak, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Load jyada Hua tho kich bhi DOOB saktha hai.

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    dkshi does not need money!!!!, or there is no money involved???

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Failed and corrupt BJP should instead focus on generating Employment, solving Farmers protest, solving the GST mess, handling econmic crisis.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    All Right Thinking people who value Democracy will never forget or Forgive the BJP for the unprincipled and Unethical resort to Horse trading that is infamously referred to as Resort Politics in the past. The BJP has virtually destroyed Democracy in our country by subverting Democracy in many states have subverting the Will of the people through inducements and intimidation.

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  • Aditya SK, Hejamady

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Yes, we are on self destruction mode, tukde tudke gang leaders also joined us now, those abuse the Indian army are being embraced, the party is on the verge of decimation, Kahnaiya will be another Siddu, toko thaali ....

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Rahul Gandhi is BJP's star campaigner

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    DKS has already accepted defeat.

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  • John pinto, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Cant trust siddu. If bjp offers him cm post sure he will leave Congress

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    corrected: political forcible/luring

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    This happens only in India, These Politicans should be thrown out, I mean betrayers.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    I wish I was There, Bahrain... INDIRA GANDHI was the first and biggest betrayer in Indian Politics.. She divided the Congress into 2 through her body language

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    The Congress has to fear only one person now , who is working tirelessly for the BJP is it's Twitter Hero and past president. Got it?? Whatever you Congress leaders do here won't matter ! He will wash you all with his Master Stroke like he did in Punjab and Gujrat. In Punjab he appointed Channi da Puttar and the results are there for all yo see. In Gujarat he has welcomed Kunna, Jigga known members of the Tukde Tukde gang and one of them booked for sedition ! The entire focus now on Punjab Circus !Please appoint somebody like Jossey, Thane a proven loyalist as PCC... Punjab Congress Chief or Gujarat Chief. He may not get more votes but he is more acceptable... definitely. Less comedy more serious than Siddu.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Still bjp fears only Rahul, bjps day begins with Rahul in their mind and their day ends with Rahul. Please check all the debates in news channels one statement from Rahul or one tweet and bjps it cell bhakts ministers a and bjps spokesperson and godi media will come and train their gun at one man that is Rahul Gandhi. Dear bhi Ache hai .

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    False sense of security Alfria ! You simply don't want to read the writing on the wall for Congress ! Most inside the Congress only know that Rahul is BJP' s most valuable asset !!! Can't you see? What more proof you want?? If he keeps his mouth shut and does not campaign, his party is likely to win more seats... Proven in MP, Punjab.. what more proof? Who's responsible for the mess in Pynjab? , Who will remain after it all?? So people like Jossey, his staunch supoorter should be made PCC and Alfria... you should propose his name. Now you don't think, I write of the cuff and something like that. Being in the field that I am, I speak my mind to any of the party leaders who come, listen and have discussions. I ask tough questions on everybody in public life.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Results right in front of you sir, Karnataka hijacked by purchasing congress MLA's and giving plum ministerial posts, madhya pradesh BJP did the same in goa bjp along with the governor first got BJP form government and than purchased all congress MLA's giving them cash and plum ministerial position. It's for you and your party to introspect is this ethics BJP has no leader of their own. As for congress who cares if Rahul leads or anyone else or congress goes to the dump. Iam not a blind supporter of Congress or any party because I know my strength and pay all my taxes and don't take anything free from the government, hence whoever comes makes no difference for me but worried about the people who are now fighting for survival with job loss, reduced pay and what not. At the end may God bless our country.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    bhanda, you seem to big fan of rahul gandhi and his ancestors....

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Very well said bjp got lot of money so why should they buy in tits and bits do it once and all buy all no tension and no headache.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai, I like tits and bits ...

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Notty 40..

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Naughty nearing 70. Still something left in Tanky.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Bhandar sir, is there age bar/limitations for dreaming and for liking anything....i feel 70 or 17, 80 or 18, 60 or 16 brains people keep on dreaming....human wants are unlimited Bhandaro

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    DKS can buy entire BJP in Karnataka ...

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    and file for bankruptcy ???,

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    c.m., bommai has no guts 2 bring up a political forcible/lufing conversions law.

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