Kumaraswamy’s statement comes at a time when murmurs are rife that Congress MLC CM Ibrahim has sent feelers among his community members about him joining the JDS.
The Leader of Opposition in the state assembly was addressing the media on his arrival in New Delhi to meet Congress' acting national President Sonia Gandhi.
The Lingayat strongman claimed that a few Congress leaders are in touch with some BJP leaders.
Reacting to the protest, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said when UPA was in power in the centre, Congress did not raise this issue at all.
People are not happy with the BJP administration in the state. That is why the ruling party did not get a majority at Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation.”
The party is likely to field the same members for the next election as it does not want to take any chances, party sources said.
The Congress has decided to raise the issue of National Education Policy-2020 in both Houses of the legislature during the upcoming session.
Jarkiholi said that if one BJP leader exited, another leader from the same party would assume charge and that it would make no difference to the Congress.
The state PCC has not been revamped in more than 10 years, and the complaint is that many office-bearers in their late forties and early fifties are now well past 60.
Parameshwara further said that a committee set up under the leadership of Congress leader Allam Veerabhadrappa will scrutinise those who want to join the party.
He denied any infighting in the party over the matter and said the party will fight the upcoming assembly elections unitedly to realise the target of winning 150 seats.
His statement came amid a growing list of MLAs who openly favoured him as CM face despite diktat from the party leadership, which has irked Shivakumar, who is also nursing Chief Ministerial ambitions.
Two more legislators on June 23 proposed Siddaramaiah's name as the CM's face for the assembly polls.
The farmer was slapped with a string of cases in Jind (Haryana) for protesting against the farm laws.
DKS blamed Centre over the Delhi police questioning Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief Srinivas B V, who is in the forefront of coordinating COVID-19 relief.