Darshan, a protester, said Siddaramaiah had introduced Tipu Jayanti when he was the chief minister, hurting the sentiments of Kodavas.
There have been reports recently of differences between Shivakumar and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah who are considered front-runners for the CM face.
Sriramulu had said that he and Siddaramaiah criticise each other only politically and have no personal enmity.
They have said politicians too should be careful while making statements especially after a recent stabbing incident.
Lashing out at Siddaramaiah, a former Chief Minister, state BJP leaders have accused him of indulging in 'Muslim appeasement' and even demanded his expulsion from Congress.
Considered a Cong stronghold, constituency profile suits ex-CM
When the revolt started in the country, the Congress party was not even born.
Reacting to discussions over changing the chief minister in the state, Siddaramaiah said he has no information about it.
The two leaders, who were on good terms earlier, fell out over some differences.
Now, many of Siddaramaiah’s followers have begun the process to institute a gold medal in his name in the century-old Mysore University.
Druvanarayan said Varuna is lucky for Siddaramaiah as he went on to become the Chief Minister after winning from here.
Still, his supporters put up publicity material all over the town as planned and thousands of them gathered at his residence at Gollahalli off Bengaluru-Shivamogga NH-206.
“Is it the Department of Kannada and Culture in the state or Department of Hindi and Culture,” he questioned on social media.
Meanwhile, rivals BJP and JDS have taken serious note of the Congress unity through the birthday bash, to chalk out a strategy accordingly.
Siddaramaiah first went to the Belludi Mutt of the Kanaka Gurupeet, where he sought blessings of the Kuruba community seer Niranjananda Puri Swamiji.
Besides the programme venue being jam-packed, an equal number of supporters, including senior party leaders, and the general public too struggled as the traffic came to a standstill.
“The Congress will provide a clean and honest government that will work for the welfare of the people of Karnataka,” he said.
Siddaramaiah asserted that the talk of a rift between him and DKSis an “illusion and creation” of other parties and there are no differences between them and they will fight opposition unitedly.
Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah are considered front-runners for Chief Minister's post in the event of Congress coming to power after Assembly elections, due in April-May next year.
The Congress leader said that when the party was in power in the state, there was communal harmony, referring to the three recent murders with alleged communal overtones.