When Opposition leader Chidramaiah and state Congress leader DK Sivakumar met Rahul Gandhi in the Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday, it was said that the party would not field a chief ministerial candidate in the 2023 assembly elections.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the two top officials of the party called on the two to work together and focus on winning the election.
In a statement on Wednesday, DK Sivakumar dismissed rumors of a power struggle between him and Chidramaiah. “There is no problem in Karnataka (Congress) and there will be only one thing that will be a joint leadership. No face of the Chief will be announced. I have no differences with anyone other than the political differences with the BJP and the JDS, ”he was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, Chidramaiah on Tuesday denied all allegations regarding the clash with Sivakumar.
“We are together. We are forming the party together. There are no divisions in the Karnataka Congress. The party will come back to power. Why should there be a split? We are fighting against the corruption of the BJP,” Chidramaiah said.