By Kestur Vasuki
The Pioneer, dailypioneer.com
Monday, October 24, 2016
Bengaluru - After the resignation of influential Dalit
leader V Srinivas Prasad from the ruling Congress in
Karnataka, many hurt leaders in the party are looking at
greener pastures ahead of 2018 Assembly poll, which is
crucial to the party led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
The spat between Siddaramaiah and his close confidant CM
Ibrahim, a leader migrated from JD(S) along with the
Chief Minister to the Congress shows all the sign of
leaders in search of parties and safe constituencies for
the next Assembly elections.
CM Ibrahim who is the Deputy Chairman of the State
Planning Commission has criticised the State Government
for its failure in many fronts. He questioned
Siddaramaiah and said, "Siddaramaiah is not what he was
in the past." He further said, " We are good friends. But
what has the State got? What progress has the State
achieved?" His comments have created ripples in the
Congress and Siddaramaiah said in Mysuru " it was not
possible to satisfy discontented people". He said, "I
cannot help people who are always unhappy."
It is an open secret in the party that many leaders are
unhappy with Siddaramaiah and his style of functioning.
After the reshuffle of his Ministry, Siddaramaiah has
dropped many Ministers who are now disgruntled and
waiting for an opportunity to hop on to another party.