Bengaluru: 'Those who left Congress are welcome to return again' - KPCC president DK Shivakumar

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Feb 21: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president DK Shivakumar has said that the party would welcome political leaders who had once left it and joined the Opposition. "I am giving an open invitation to those who want to join Congress. There will be no conditions for those who wish to join. We will take anyone who agrees with the ideology of the party. We will give an opportunity to those who had left the party also," Shivakumar said.

"We will take anyone into the party without any condition. A committee will be formed in this regard. Those who left Congress can also return," he added. By saying so, Shivakumar has indirectly invited those who left Congress and joined BJP during the collapse of the coalition government.

DK Shivakumar

Dhruva Narayana Reddy and Ramalinga Reddy took oath as new executive presidents of KPCC. Speaking on the occasion, Shivakumar said, "Workers of our party shout slogans and state that I am the next CM of Karnataka. But I do not want that position. For me, the most important thing is to bring Congress back into power in Karnataka." With this statement, Shivakumar indirectly mocked the faction of close aides of former CM Siddaramaiah.

"Congress party has to be brought back into power in Karnataka. When ideology and philosophy are forgotten, Congress loses. We have to fight now. We should stop seeking opportunities. The BJP government itself has given us the opportunity and now we have to utilize the same. Opportunity is there in front of us. People of the state are frustrated because of the decisions taken by the BJP government. We have to turn the failures of the BJP government into opportunities for us. People are distraught due to Covid-19 and CAA. We have to instil confidence in them. Farmers, labourers and tradesmen are facing dire situations. People from different walks of life are suffering. We have to find solutions to these issues. We have to continuously fight against the BJP government in the state. We need to bring a new change in the government," said Shivakumar, addressing the party workers.

Shivakumar in a veiled attack on Siddaramaiah said, "No MLAs or eminent leaders in the party can hold party meetings at home. Meetings are to be held at the party office.

"We have to stand amongst people and fight. At least a 2 km foot march needs to be done every day. We will send a team to identify the leaders who will stand with the public and fight for them. Only such people will get tickets from the party for elections," concluded Shivakumar.




Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    AICC and KPCC, must undertake a serious " Chintan Bhaitak " to determine, the future, of the oldest political party in India... Has it been plagiarized and held hostage by Dynastical n sycophants misrule, who have successfully alienated n marginalized, dedicated grassroot workers ????

    DisAgree [3] Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

  • Marle, Kudla

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Because of a weak opposition the ruling party is taking all benefits and looting people left right and center. A country need a good ruling as well as opposition.

    DisAgree Agree Report Abuse

  • N.M, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    BJP has proven to be very poor in administration and rich in corruption. Their main focus has been to fill their own pockets at the cost of the working class. It is better for the common man if BJP is defeated asap.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    This type of move should have come from the Central Congress Organisation years ago. We would not have hand NCP, Kerala Congress, TMC, etc. Shivakumarji 's intention is truly good to unite, but not at the cost of discipline. These guys can jump into any ditch if they see some currency below. You need to be extremely care in taking these guys back. They are already frustrated in the new party; If the party;'s intention is to clear it from all sorts of corruption and make it an effective party for the people, surely the people will support your move.

    DisAgree Agree [8] Reply Report Abuse

  • Bala K, Urwa

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    He has the scarcity of leaders thats why he needs them again for betrayal.

    DisAgree [12] Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    Many people are Frustrated in BJP ...

    DisAgree [6] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    Don’t welcome them they are money hungry back stabbers congress need young talented honest candidates.

    DisAgree [1] Agree [18] Reply Report Abuse

  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    for heaven sake kindly don't take back as they don't have any ethics. They are only for Money and Power and they don't care for the general public which includes poor one.

    DisAgree Agree [9] Report Abuse

  • Anil, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 22 2021

    Unfortunately talented youngsters are not recognized in this party . First set an example by making a Non “G” the party President-!!!!

    DisAgree Agree [2] Report Abuse

  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Those who left congress left out of greed. They left for money the bjp gave them. They can never be loyal again. DKS should never di the mistake of getting them back instead focus on grooming youngsters who are the future of the party. And now is the time since the tide is slowly turning against the bjp.

    DisAgree [6] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse

  • Lenson, Udupi/Kenya

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    It’s shame on Congress if they bring them back.

    DisAgree [6] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse

  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Please never do the mistake of inviting the opportunists back in the fold. These are the rotten apples and never entertain them nor encourage them in the party .

    DisAgree [6] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

  • myna, mysuru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Is it worth taking them back. Those who stabbed the party for their political gains during the elections foul mouthing the leadership are now given a warm welcome. Absolute NONSENSE. It should be "GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH". This is not the way to build a political party. Build it on the strengths of the party which has governed the Nation for a larger part of the Nations' life. People do cherish the good work done by the Congress Party, not by those time-servers of the Congress who ditched the party when it was out of power. Recognise the loyal and long-standing grass root workers and reward them with party posts and election seats. Make Congress a Cadre-Based party of committed workers and not Selfish, Self Seeking, Greedy Leaders.

    DisAgree [4] Agree [14] Reply Report Abuse

  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    @ d.k shivakumar, those who have left congress, do not take them again. they have left da congress to jds or bjp 4 money. congress should fight from its own w/o making a coahilition.

    DisAgree [6] Agree [25] Reply Report Abuse

  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    We need to think beyond Congress/BJP/JanataDal. We gave chances to all these 3 and all of them have proved to be useless. Last good governance if I recall correctly by late Ramakrishna Hegde. After him all were useless.

    DisAgree [10] Agree [18] Reply Report Abuse

  • Praveen, Bangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Whatever might be your viewpoint, but Mr. Siddaramaiah was a good CM.

    DisAgree [22] Agree [32] Report Abuse

  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Yes, Siddu made CONgress loose power, made them 64 from 123

    DisAgree [11] Agree [9] Report Abuse

  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    DKS, Take your GURU SM Krishna back first.... ...Tak...Takk...

    DisAgree [12] Agree [31] Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Bengaluru: 'Those who left Congress are welcome to return again' - KPCC president DK Shivakumar

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.

Security Validation

Enter the characters in the image