DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka Congress chief, on Sunday dismissed any differences with party colleague and former CM Siddaramaiah, who is also a leading contender for the position of chief minister.
“Some people say that I have differences with Siddaramaiah but I want to clear that there is no difference between us. Many times I have sacrificed for the party and stood with Siddaramaiah ji. I have given cooperation to Siddaramaiah”, DK Shivakumar told reporters.
Following the Congress party’s triumph in the state, the competition for the position of Karnataka chief minister has intensified. In anticipation of the Congress Legislative Party gathering this evening, followers of both leaders have initiated a poster war.
To supervise the election of the leader of the Congress Legislative Party (CLP), the Congress has designated Sushil Kumar Shinde, Jitendra Singh, and Deepak Babaria as observers.
The Congress party reclaimed power in Karnataka on Saturday, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in its only stronghold in the southern region. Securing 135 of the 224 seats with a vote share of 42.88%, the grand old party exceeded the majority threshold of 113.