Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, DK Shivakumar rejected MB Patil’s claim over Siddaramaiah’s five-year tenure as the Chief Minister, saying that AICC is there to look into the party issues.
It is known that senior Congress leaders had tough time in announcing the name of the Chief Minister due to the tussle between Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar. It was rumoured that there would be a power-sharing agreement. But days Siddu took oath as the CM, MB Patil claimed that there was no such agreement.
Talking to the media, Congress leader MB Patil told on Monday, “Siddaramaiah will be the CM for five years. If there was a power-sharing agreement, senior leaders would have been informed. There is no proposal like that. If there was such a proposal, KC Venugopal or AICC general secretary would have informed.”
The Lingayat leader’s statement sparked a rumour that a revolt was brewing in the Karnataka Congress. Responding to the reports, DK Shivakumar rejected his claim. Let anyone say anything. I will not talk about that. AICC is there to look after power and other party issues. There are national leaders of the Congress. Our priority is only for all-round development of the state,” ANI quoted Dy CM as saying.