Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah drubbing - Systematic ploy of 'original' Congressmen?

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Mar 1: A look at some recent developments in the Congress go to suggest that 'original' Congressmen may be ganging up against former chief minister, Siddaramaiah, who is trying to consolidate his image as the next chief ministerial candidate in the Congress. The effort has come at a time when Siddaramaiah is all set to resume his 'Ahinda' meets and project himself as a champion of minorities, Dalits and backward classes.

In addition to planning to organize his 'Ahinda' meets with permission from the top national leadership of the party, Siddaramaiah is being projected as the future chief minister by his close followers including Zameer Ahmed Khan, a former JD(S) leader and staunch follower of Siddaramaiah.

It is said angered by the way Siddaramaiah has been building his image, these 'original' leaders saw that Congress entered into alliance with the JD(S) in the mayoral election at Mysuru City Corporation and it sacrificed the seat of the mayor to the JD(S), against Siddaramaiah's wishes. Furthermore, former Pulakeshinagar MLA Prasannakumar, was admitted into the party against the opinion of Siddaramaiah. It is also being analysed that Tanveer Sait's statements over Mysuru developments were backed by this group.

Siddaramaiah had expressed himself against admitting Prasannakumar into the party. He has said that his inclusion might create problems for current MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, who also is a former JD(S) legislator. The leaders went against Siddaramaiah's wishes here too.

Reports say that the Congress leaders here have approached the high command to bring pressure on Siddaramaiah not to go ahead with organizing community-wise meetings as per his current plans and to hold meetings only under the banner of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), as otherwise the people get a wrong image of the Congress. It is said that they placed this demand with party leaders like Mallikarjun Kharge, K C Venugopal and A K Antony during their visit to take part in the wedding ceremony of Randeep Singh Surjewala, state Congress in-charge.

Siddaramaiah visited Delhi on Sunday where it is said he gave vent to his disgruntlement about these developments. Venugopal reportedly pacified and assured him that he would talk to D K Shivakumar.

In the meantime, KPCC working president, Ramalinga Reddy, said that the party does not follow the tradition of projecting chief ministerial candidate during the assembly election and that the high command and parliamentary party together decide who should be the CM.






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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Guest lecturer s of congress party should be removed to strengthen the party They create trouble to the party. Party failure to recognise it's workers is the main cause. DK people who enjoyed position spoiled Indira Gandhi Congress to be reconstituted

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  • N.D. Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    The Congress drubbing is now inevitable , with such leaders in the fray.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    CONgress leaders in state are akin to frogs-in-well story. One frog wants to go to top, then others pull him down. Here also Same to same. Every election is taking them further away from people.

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    An impotent frustrated power-hungry vanishing ex-CM.

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    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    I think Karnataka has the worst leaders of all time... There is no senior leader who says i work for all the people of Karnataka without caste religion etc..yeddy is competing to ensure lingayats... kumarswamy..gowdas.. DKS competing for gowdas.. then sidd for kurubas...what kind of leaders we have... i sincerely hope all these old generation leaders retire and give way for next generation leaders. old buddas.. old thinking.. old politics... so much developmment works are happening in other states... karnataka is behind in infra development. So much national highway expressway are getting constructed.. and karnataka lags behind. it is because of all 3 party leaders are old.. lazy..petty politics... leathrgic people... we should boot them out.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    I dont know what Congress sees in Siddu. His is just a liability that the party carries. To this day , he has given NO plans for revival of his party . He has not come up with something 'DIFFERENT' that would at least raise hopes of revival. Either he is BJP bashing, JDS bashing or if nothing else is there he is bashing his party members. What sort of game plan is this. Other parties including regional parties are way ahead in their canvassing and strategies. They have immensely grown stronger . The muncipal eletions depicts this. I hope Siddu and Congress realises that this time around the party has more hurdles prior confronting BJP. More than winning it would be fighting for 2nd or 3rd ranker.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Wonder what the drubbing in his own back yard chamudeshwari and then fleeing to Badami to win on Muslim votes is called.

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Sorry sir. There is no time for all that . The days of minorities blindly voting for the Congress is over . There are couple of real and better options now.

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  • Pacific Heights, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    What ploy?? Nothing is going good for Congress at State level or any other level for that matter. We have Siddu handling issues, or creating issues etc. At the end , he is hogging the lime light for all wrong reasons from a Congress view point. The irony is Congress has not learnt from past mistakes and fielding the same ageing old individuals . So when you repeat the same strategy , you get the same results. Does this mean that we wait for another 5 years for revival? . It would be prudent for the grand old party , to lay off such 'leaders' who have not been accepted by people. Have some new young and dynamic leaders to lead.

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Now, its paybacktime.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Nowerdays there is original or out sider in politics, everyone is playing for their own sucess, there is No party siddhanta , where there is a wind he will turn towards, once he joins the party he belongs to that party till he live the that party.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 01 2021

    Congress dombarata to continue!

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