Bengaluru: Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who failed to convince the party high command on the new president for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has now urged the party leadership not to divide the Congress Legislature Party leader and Opposition party Leadership posts.
"Keeping in mind the interest of the party, it is not wise to divide these posts. Only one leader shall lead the party in the legislature," he stated.
According to the sources, Siddaramaiah opened up over this issue after learning that a few leaders of the party are trying to convince the All India Congress Committee to divide these posts to accommodate another leader.
"Karnataka is not Maharastra. This split and separation policy will not work here," he stated. He also observed that he has already resigned to the CLP post. "All are my personal opinion," he said.
Meanwhile, the delay in the appointment of a new president for the KPCC is reportedly caused by the resistance by the Siddaramaiah faction against DK Shivakumar's elevation.
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