With senior Lingayat leader Shamanur Shivshankarappa objecting to MB Patil's candidacy for Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president’s post, and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel speaking in favour of DK Shivakumar, the latter is likely to take on the reigns of the party in the state
Bengaluru: If sources are to be believed, then, Congress' troubleshooter and former minister DK Shivakumar is likely to be announced as the next Karnataka Congress president.
With senior Congress leader and Veerashiva strongman from North Karnataka Shamanur Shivashankarappa objecting to MB Patil's candidacy for the post of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, the party high command is likely to consider Shivakumar.
Knowing that his brother is going to make the cut for sure, Bengaluru Rural MP DK Suresh denied any knowledge about the political development and said, "We don't know who will be the president, all we want is to put a united fight in the coming days," said Suresh.
It is said that the DK brothers along with his supporters have drawn a plan to bolster the party with issues ranging from Mahadayi river dispute, Goa border dispute and development of North Karnataka to issues like CAA and NRC and others in the Southern region. The brothers are likely to reach out to every leader and take them into confidence.
"Seniors and juniors and everyone in the party will have to work together only then we can see results," said Suresh.
It is said, Ahmed Patel, senior Congressman close to party president Sonia Gandhi is in favour of Shivakumar as it was DK brothers who took the flock of Congress legislators from Gujarat to Eagleton resort in Bengaluru and prevented them from getting poached by the BJP during Rajya Sabha elections then.
"Siddaramaiah meeting Ahmed Patel along with supporters to get their candidate MB Patil to bag the KPCC president post will not yield any result as Patel sahib remembers DK brothers’ role in he getting elected to Rajya Sabha," said a Congress leader from the DK Shivakumar camp.
Last Updated 15, Jan 2020, 12:57 PM IST