Bengaluru: Lobbying for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president’s post has intensified within the Congress battalion with many leaders eyeing for post. Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar is said to be the frontrunner for the post.

As per latest reports, DK Shivakumar spoke about the party high command’s decision to appoint KPCC president. He said, “KPCC president post or the Leader of Opposition post is not stuff that can be bought in stores. These posts have its own value. The high command will decide on who will take over these posts. So, don’t take my name for the post repeatedly.”

Speaking to the media at his residence in Sadashivanagar, DK Shivakumar further added, “From now on, don’t ask me anything about KPCC post. There was nothing special in meeting Siddaramaiah. It’s my wish to meet anyone I want. Not just Siddaramaiah, I also meet Mallikarjun Kharge and G Parameshwara. Therefore, don’t take my name unnecessarily.”

Shivakumar also stated that high command would soon take a decision on the coveted post.

KPCC and Leader of Opposition posts are really very important. The high command is assessing all factors in regard to this. The high command will decide on who is capable for the KPCC president post. Unnecessarily my name is being dragged into this,” Shivakumar added.

When questioned if DK Shivakumar would remain in state politics or venture into the national platform, he laughed heartily and said, “For now I will break stones in Kanakapura and cultivate silk and peanuts”.