Shah, Rahul visit to Karnataka: Addressing internal party issues top priority

Bengaluru, Aug 3 (IANS): As the Karnataka Assembly elections near, top leaders of the national parties have started making a beeline to the state. On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are set to address the challenges their concerned parties are facing.

Opposition Congress is facing internal strife whereas the ruling BJP is encountering the wrath of its own party workers and Hindu activists. Realising that the challenges are grave and can prove disastrous for the respective political parties in the upcoming state elections scheduled less than eight months away, the party top leadership is trying to pacify and devise strategies.

Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Tuesday night and held a meeting to address the internal strife between warring factions of Siddaramaiah and state unit chief D.K. Shivakumar. According to party sources Rahul Gandhi has clearly asked the leaders to go for elections under a collective leadership.

Sources also said that Rahul Gandhi has given clear instructions to both Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar not to indulge in competition which can benefit the BJP. Rahul Gandhi is also meeting Lingayat seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru in Chitradurga.

Later, Rahul Gandhi will address a gathering at a function to celebrate Siddaramaiah's 75th birth anniversary. The party is looking forward to getting momentum with the massive convention in the state.

Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru Wednesday late night. Though his itinerary does not include any political meetings, sources said that Amit Shah will take up the ground report and question the state leadership on the wrath of party workers and Hindu activists against the BJP.

The ruling BJP is facing the heat from the BJP workers following the murder of Yuva Morcha activist Praveen Kumar Nettare in Dakshina Kannada district. The party workers had also laid siege at the residence of Home Minister Araga Jnanendra causing severe embarrassment to the state leadership.

Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru at 11 p.m. on Wednesday and stay at Taj West Hotel. He will participate in 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' conference between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Thursday. He will return to New Delhi at 2.35 p.m.

However, party sources said that he will discuss the present situation in the state after serial murders in Dakshina Kannada district and wrath of Hindu activists. He is likely to strategise for dealing with the situation and send a strong message to the party workers.




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  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 03 2022

    Do not trust this Amit...

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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Aug 03 2022

    Let it be told frankly. Congress will lose Rajasthan and Chattisgarh too by the likes of it. Only State it is likely, likely to come to power is Karnataka !That is why the HM is here!!Intelligence reports may be. Only chance is infighting in the Congress ! Don't know how a junior Rahul can tackle that! Ruling party itself to blame here for the Mess !! Imagine making political suicide by removing BSY and bringing in Bommai !!. Gone case looks like.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 03 2022

    When Earth opens, it sucks people by any cast creed, religion, Activists, motivator, Superman (Im the best) Hijab, Shawl, by political party, including all humans, animals, archaeological evidences, Historical evidence, New thing all will be under rubble. No time to push unwanted away. Think just 5 minutes and try to change the attitude. only ' KARMA ' may reflect 🙏 Live in peace and let live.

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  • Vishal Udgaon, Karnataka

    Wed, Aug 03 2022


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  • Raman, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 03 2022

    First of all ..the present GOVT was formed in Karnataka by poaching Mlas both from congress .. jds .. The most respected leader Shri Yediyurappa who was at that time responsible for the new arrangement.. bjp coming to power under him as chief min Is sidelined .. Further ruling dispensation indulged in religious politics .. Minority interference.. governance issues taking a back seat .. People now realising bjp is a corrupt govt .. 40 % etc .. Suicide of their own ..murder of their own .. Only Sabre rattling .. trumpeters.. They are facing severe backlash and in future less and less will believe leadership ... Congress hopefully will revolve chief minister tussle ..

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