Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah and DK Sivakumar camps come face to face


The Congress' 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is set to arrive in Karnataka on September 30 for a 22-day stay. Meanwhile, tensions have emerged between the two major stalwarts of the Karnataka Congress unit. DK Shivakumar, President of the Karnataka Congress, and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are meeting. Karnataka and Rajasthan will hold assembly elections next year.

Congress workers taking part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra will spend the most time in Karnataka, staying for 22 days. Even before the Congress arrives in Karnataka, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) can see the tension between the two factions. DK Shivakumar, President of the Karnataka Congress, is said to have chastised allies for failing to take the necessary efforts to make Bharat a success.

Shivakumar singled out the Siddaramaiah faction in a meeting on Friday. "The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has created a separate team led by Sunil (political strategist Sunil Kanugolu) to do daily political analysis," he explained. "There are approximately 600 persons in all constituencies who are looking at all probable Congress candidates," he added. We may or may not recognize them. They are looking at all of the sitting MLAs who have arrived, as well as losers and aspiring MLAs.

"I urged Deshpande to bring 5,000 people from his constituency for the Bharat Jodo Yatra," Shivakumar stated, referring to former state Congress president RV Deshpande. In answer, he stated that he is unable to locate people because his electorate is remote. On this, the state president stated, "Can't we do this for just one day for Rahul Gandhi?"