5 Apr 2023

Rift In Congress Ahead Of Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023?

Bengaluru/New Delhi: Ahead of the Congress party's Central Election Committee meeting, senior party leader and Karnataka in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala denied reports of any rift in the state party unit.


Surjewala said: “We have held screening committee as well as CEC meetings, and we are the first party to unanimously announce 124 candidates. Even now, there is complete unanimity in the party.”

But the ground reality tells a different story. A few days ago, in an interview to a national news channel, Siddaramaiah made clear his aspirations of becoming the chief minister if he won the May 10 assembly elections in the state.

DK Shivakumar, who was the President of Karnataka Congress, has also been expressing his intention to become the Chief Minister through his supporters in the party.

Opposing each other's choice of candidates

Apart from this, differences are also coming to the fore between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar in the matter of ticket distribution as they are opposing each other's choice of candidates and this was becoming an obstacle for the release of the second list. .


If the Karnataka Congress has to wrest power from the BJP, it will have to stay away from the divisive activities of Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, else it will harm its electoral prospects.


Congress trying hard to explain there is unanimity

The Congress has been trying hard to explain that there is unanimity among the leaders.

Siddaramaiah also clarified that a media report had misquoted him and nowhere did he say that the party high command was unhappy with Shivakumar, MB Patil or any Congress leader.

Shivakumar also said that the party was united and there was no difference between him and Siddaramaiah.

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