D K SHIVAKUMAR IN DELHI TO DISCUSS ISSUES IN KARNATAKA CONGRESS

Internal party changes are swiftly happening in Karnataka Congress ahead of the 2023 assembly elections. The Congress party is planning to revamp leadership and is expecting BJP and Janata Dal leaders to join in. Karanataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar went to Delhi on Sunday, to discuss the developments with the central leadership. Part sources have told the Hindu that several ‘disgruntled’ legislators in the BJP and JD(S) have shown interest in joining the Congress, even those who left the Congress and resulted in the fall of the Congress- JD(S) coalition in 2019.

The Cadre is looking for a restructuring of KPCC, says the sources. It has also been revealed that ever since Mr. Shivakumar took over as president, the state unit has not been recast.

There has been caste grouping within the party creating a bias for Congress’ chief ministerial candidate. With the Vokkaliga and Lingayat communities holding meetings, respective leaders are siding with their promised cadres. It is being reported that the high command will be informed about many leaders who were on the verge to leave due to the neglect shown to minority leaders, like C M Ibrahim. Karnataka state congress is now experiencing group politics. Earlier the KPCC president had said that many including a BJP minister was in touch with them.

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