Karnataka Cong reunites after DKS, Patil call ‘truce’ | Bengaluru

The Karnataka Congress President D Ok Shivakumar and the occasion’s marketing campaign committee chief M B Patil appeared to have referred to as for a truce after the previous’s assertion raised heckles, nonetheless there appears to be no finish to the general public spat between their supporters.

Shivakumar’s latest assertion suggesting that Increased Training Minister C N Ashwath Narayan of the ruling BJP may need met Patil to hunt ‘safety’ from corruption allegations in opposition to him had stirred a public spat between each camps.

Denying any such assembly, Patil, the MLA from Babaleshwar, had taken robust exception to the KPCC president’s feedback, stating that he’ll elevate the matter on the occasion discussion board.

Shivakumar and Patil on Friday met on the occasion’s ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, the place Chief of the Opposition and former chief minister Siddaramaiah is alleged to have gotten them collectively and brokered peace.

Sharing an image of them collectively, Shivakumar tweeted, “Sharing a light-hearted second with my pal and fellow colleague Sri @MBPatil at Congress Occasion’s #ChintanShivir in Udaipur.”

Former Congress MP Divya Spandana (Ramya), who had expressed shock over Shivakumar casting aspersions on Patil, whereas urging leaders to combat as one unit, took to Twitter by complementing occasion normal secretary in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala and one other occasion functionary for the truce.

“Good job @rssurjewala @KBByju,” she tweeted commenting on a photograph of Shivakumar and Patil on the Chintan Shivir.

Nonetheless, Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress president Mohammed Haris Nalapad sought to query Spandana’s affiliation with the occasion, a day after she focused him in a tweet mentioning that he was out on bail, after he initially attacked her for criticising Shivakumar.

Chatting with reporters in Mysuru, he stated, “If anybody speaks in opposition to our leaders we’ll combat…Ramya was an MP from our occasion. I do not know what she is doing or the place she is for the reason that final 4 years, let her make clear…What I’ve stated is she mustn’t have tweeted…is she proper in tweeting (in opposition to Shivakumar)?”

Stating it’s his proper as a Congress employee of the occasion to query anybody who targets his chief, Nalapad stated, “I’ll elevate it on the occasion platform, however as she went public first, we have now questioned her publicly. That is all.”

Requested whether or not she belongs to the occasion, he stated, “I do not know, she is a former MP from the occasion…I am unable to grasp…if she was within the occasion she might have spoken to Shivakumar over telephone, as an alternative (of) tweeting. It was improper, we condemn it…so far as I do know, she has no accountability within the occasion after resigning.”

Spandana had earlier headed the Congress’ social media staff.

Nalapad had initially accused her of looking for consideration and looking for a manner again into the occasion.

Spandana had hit again with a tweet, “This boy Nalapad is the honourable KPYCC president (on bail), son of MLA Harris, and he’s questioning my integrity. Wah!”

She had additionally accused Shivakumar-led KPCC of unleashing trolls to focus on her following her feedback in opposition to him.

“So the ‘workplace’ has circulated these messages among the many congress leaders & volunteers asking them troll me. Save your self the trouble-I’ll do it myself,” she stated in a tweet with screenshots of content material that occasion employees have been allegedly requested to tweet in opposition to her.

“Workplace = @INCKarnataka beneath the management of the honourable KPCC president @DKShivakumar,” she stated in one other tweet.

Spandana had additionally urged AICC normal secretary Ok C Venugopal to return to her rescue.

“After I stop, ‘she duped the congress of 8 crores & ran away’ was planted within the information esp Kannada channels in an try to destroy my credibility. I didn’t run away. I resigned for private causes. I actually didn’t dupe the occasion of 8 crores. My mistake was staying silent-,” she tweeted.

“Humble request to @kcvenugopalmp to please make clear with the media about this everytime you’re in Karnataka subsequent. The least you are able to do for me Venugopal ji, so I don’t must reside with this abuse and trolling for the remainder of my life,” she added.

With tweets attacking her allegedly from Shivakumar’s supporters, Patil on Thursday had jumped to her defence, whereas additionally signalling about truce with Shivakumar.

“Congress is a celebration of inner democracy. Unwritten code of ethics exist in politics. These have been breached. Therefore @divyaspandana, voiced her opinion in the very best curiosity of the occasion,” he tweeted.

Some within the occasion have spoken out of flip and demeaned her, Patil stated, including, she is a former MP and has labored in opposition to all odds for the occasion.

“While the KPCC president himself had requested all to finish the dialogue. Furthering it’s uncalled for and detrimental to Karnataka 2023. I urge all partymen and ladies to finish this right here, and give attention to the bigger mission. Let’s work collectively,” he added.

Earlier on Thursday, Shivakumar expressing shock over the controversy following his assertion stated, “When requested by reporters about (Karnataka minister) Narayan assembly Patil, I stated the previous could have met the latter looking for safety…If somebody is damage, we’ll talk about contained in the occasion.”

In keeping with a number of occasion insiders, the flip of occasions confirmed factions throughout the Karnataka Congress and such incidents are damaging to the occasion because it prepares for the 2023 meeting polls.

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