“I don’t usually attend birthday celebrations. I’ve come here because I share a special bond with Siddaramaiah. Not only do I like him as a person, but I also share his views. I share his compassion for the poor and the weak. I also appreciate how he ran the government of Karnataka. He gave direction to the people of Karnataka. He had a vision for Karnataka. It was premised on the idea of fairness for all. That’s completely different from what we see today in the BJP government,” Gandhi said today.
The Wayanad MP said that the BJP was diving people and spreading hatred in Karnataka. The Congress in contrast had united the people and created harmony in the state, he added.
Speculative reports however have named Siddaramaiah as the frontrunner to become the Congress’ CM face. Other names in contention are believed to be Shivakumar and SR Patil.
Apart from holding discussions on organisational matters and preparations for the upcoming polls, an unanimous decision was also taken to avoid speaking about internal matters in public.