Former minister D K Shivakumar in New Delhi – Will he become KPCC chief?

Daijiworld Media Network - New Delhi (MS)

New Delhi, Aug 25: Rumours are rife in the state about the change in guard of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief post. At the same time, former minister and senior leader of state Congress D K Shivakumar is in the capital of country and has met number of senior leaders of the party. 

D K Shivakumar has been in the capital since three days. He has met Ahmed Patel, general secretary of AICC and other leaders also besides Sonia Gandhi. 

It is believed that Shivakumar has conveyed the top leadership of the party that he is ready to shoulder any party responsibility that is given to him, though officially nothing is known as of now. He has also told the chiefs of the party that if not the KPCC chief, he is ready to take on the position of CLP leader in the assembly of the state.


KPCC was dissolved by the then president of AICC Rahul Gandhi after the Lok Sabha elections. However, both Dinesh Gundu Rao and Ishwar Khandre were asked to continue as president and working president of the party respectively. 

It is also being heard through reliable sources that Sonia Gandhi is mulling of replacing all the existing officer bearers of the state units of Congress party. 

In the midst of the rumours of DKS, it is also heard that former CM and senior leader Siddaramaiah is lobbying in favour of former minister Krishna Byre Gowda or R Dhruvanarayana, former MP from Chamarajanagar for the post of KPCC president. 

It is learnt that Siddaramaiah is pushing the case of Krishna Byre Gowda, if the Congress wants to go by a Vokkaliga caste leader. At the same time, he has also recommended the Dhruvanarayana if the party wants to make a Scheduled Caste leader as its next president. 

In addition to lobbying for his favourites, it is also said that Siddaramaiah himself is interested to become the leader of opposition in the assembly. Congress has not yet appointed anyone to this position, though Yediyurappa formed the government nearly a month ago. 

Shivakumar negated any rumours of his lobbying for KPCC president post by simply saying that he is not aspiring for any new position in the party.


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  • mamatha, mangalore

    Sat, Aug 31 2019

    Now certainly he is best eligible candidate for that post

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    He is a good choice with all capacity to revive the party and take the party towards its old glory/

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    The grand old Congress party, are certainly traumatized, bankrupt, after the gruelling bashing, at the hands of PM Modiji !!!! The Gandhi's and DKS, moneybags, require each other, from salvaging their sinking boat, into oblivion !!!!!

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Good choice to infuse new energy in the Karnataka unit of INC.

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    D.K.Shivakumar much afraid of arrest if not holding any post. Everybody go after government facilities and many more at last. Karnatka already slipped from the hands of congress and jd's. HDK already announced sidda is his first enemey and not bjp. Our next target is tamil nadu. Wants to establish big base in introducing hindutva.

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  • hindu, Kudla

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Perfect person

    Satya Harishchandra of Karnataka
    Power broker
    King of Commission Politics
    Embedded in the CONgress culture
    Feeds to mouth on top of Aicc- hence he meets Chor #1 Ahamed Patel

    Has ED and CBI cases- found cash worth God knows How MUCH???

    we call him a leader and good fit

    GOD save our state from Politicians and looters all around

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  • Cl, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    You think bjp polition what satyaharichandra big 000000

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Karnataka Congress from frying pan to fire.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    If Congress is interested to return in the state, DKS is the BEST bet. Otherwise Congress is gone case.

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  • Cl, Mangalore

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    Already gone state and nation electing evm then why dks or other see satuday yediurappa statement if anyone opposed our party minister and bjp goverment next polling yediurappa said now i understand.

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  • Sanjay Serrao, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 25 2019


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