Congress leader and Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar has refuted claims of moving to BJP. Talking to the media, he said, "I have been a part Congress for a very long time. I have faith in Rahul Gandhi's leadership and the party has always given me what I wanted. why would I quit Congress?" Talking about BJP trying to poach Congress MLAs, Shivakumar said that Congress is ready to tackle them.