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.
The former chief minister was in Delhi on Tuesday following a call from the party’s high command. Sources said the meeting also focused on the appointment of strategists and strategies for the 2023 assembly elections.
“I am in Delhi because Rahul Gandhi wanted to meet me today at 4’o. KC Venugopal told me. I do not know what he is going to discuss,” said Congress leader Chidramaiah. “There are no cracks. I have no leader.” No problem. We want to be ready to help the people to oust this government … This meeting has nothing to do with the constituency or the power, “he added.
If the Congress wins a majority in the 2023 elections, the Congress leader’s visit to Delhi will be significant as he will be publicly backed by MLAs and other leaders to lead the state, including Sikpet MLA PZ Jameer Ahmed Khan and Comply MLA JN Ganesh.
On Monday, Chidramaiah asked if the party was ready if the BJP could not handle its internal crisis, saying, “Congress is ready to face elections at any time. I do not think there will be an early election because if Yeddyurappa is removed, another person will be appointed as the Chief Minister. ”
The comments by the Congress legislature party leader came at the time of the release of an audio clip that sparked new rounds of speculation as to whether the 78-year-old’s replacement was on the cards.
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