Before the Congress Working Committee meeting, Congress leader DK Shivakumar has advocated for Rahul Gandhi to be made the president of the party. Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar said that it is the demand of the workers that Rahul Gandhi should take over the post of Congress President. He said on Tuesday that it is the opinion of the workers across the country that Rahul Gandhi should take over as the head of the party. DK Shivakumar said, ‘The entire country and all Congress workers want Rahul Gandhi to take over this responsibility. Ever since he resigned, we have been pressurizing him to take over as the president. The unanimous opinion of the Congress workers is that he should become the president.
Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Shivakumar said, “Rahul Gandhi is still discharging 90 per cent of the responsibilities, we want him to take the responsibility.” He said, “There is a meeting of the Congress Working Committee on October 16. lets see.”
Another senior party leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah had also expressed his desire for Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party president on Monday. On reports that Siddaramaiah would be given a national role, Shivakumar said it was for the leadership to decide and there was no such discussion with the state unit by the high command.
“It is for the party and the legislature party leader (Siddaramaiah), I don’t want to interfere, it’s just speculation right now, it hasn’t been discussed with us,” Shivakumar said. Let us tell you that a few days back there was speculation that All India Congress Working Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi had recently offered Siddaramaiah a national role in the party, which Siddaramaiah has said. was refused.
However, refusing such reports, Siddaramaiah clarified that no such offer was made to him. He also claimed that many people are keen to join the Congress, and are in talks with other leaders and local leaders. Stating that he was collecting information about the shortage of coal and power in Karnataka, the former state power minister, in response to a question, said, “During our (Congress) rule we had surplus power and we would was selling to others.