Party workers desire Rahul Gandhi to be Cong president: D K Shivakumar

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BENGALURU: Ahead of the working committee conference, clamour appears to be growing for Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president, as its Karnataka unit chief D K Shivakumar on Tuesday stated it is the unanimous voice of the party employees from throughout the country.
“Entire nation, Congress workers, want Rahul Gandhi to use up the duty. We have actually been putting pressure on him because he resigned. The consentaneous voice of the Congress workers from across the country is Rahul Gandhi (need to take up the mantle of the celebration),” Shivakumar said.
Speaking to press reporters here, he said “Rahul Gandhi is discharging 90 per cent of the responsibilities even now, we want him to use up the obligation.”
“There is a Congress Working Committee meeting on October 16 … let’s see,” he stated.
Another senior celebration leader and previous Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too on Monday had actually revealed his wish that Rahul Gandhi take charge as the party president.
On reports about the party’s management offering a national role for Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar stated it is for the management to decide and no such conversation has actually taken place with the state system.
“It is for the party and the legislature party leader (Siddaramaiah), I do not want to interfere in it, these are simple speculations now, it has actually not been discussed with us,” he said.
There have been speculations that AICC president Sonia Gandhi had actually recently used a national role in the celebration for Siddaramaiah, which he is stated to have actually declined.
Turning down such reports, Siddaramaiah, however, clarified that no such role was used to him.
The KPCC president likewise declared that several individuals like signing up with the Congress, and were holding talks with other leaders and local leaders.
Specifying that he was collecting info on coal and power scarcity in Karnataka, the previous state power minister, in action to a question, said “throughout our (Congress) guideline, we had excess power and we were selling it to others …”

Released at Tue, 12 Oct 2021 10:00:40 -0500