Additionally, the Congress will file a complaint to the Election Commission (EC) against Home Minister Amit Shah over his comment on riots in the state
Prabhakar Reddy and Narayana Gowda from Janata Dal (Secular) are set to join Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) ahead of Karnataka Assembly elections 2023. DK Shivakumar, President of KPCC said “We welcome Prabhakar Reddy and Narayana Gowda to Congress.”
The former JD(S) candidate Prabhakar Reddy used to contest in the Bangalore South constituency, while Narayana Gowda used to compete against Shivakumar himself in the Kanakapura constituency.
Mohammed Zafrulla Khan, National General Secretary of JD(S) said “It is their wish. Politicians are shifting from one party to another, like it happened in Maharashtra.” He added that there is a need to respect the party membership and the party but the leaders don’t do it. JD(S) members find solace in the KPCC for their big break.
Dr. Harish Ramaswamy, Professor of Politics at Karnatak University, Dharwad said “Politicians are always looking for an opportunity that will give them their break.” He added that there is no political ideology in India like there is in the West, which could be dangerous for the country. “We have opportunist type of politics and it could turn out to be ugly like in France,” said Dr. Ramaswamy.
Apart from welcoming two new leaders in the party, D. K. Shivakumar also slammed the comments made by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Amit Shah in his recent rally held in Bagalkot said, “If the Congress is voted even by mistake, then it will lead to all-time high corruption, appeasement and all-time high dynastic politics, and the entire state will suffer from riots,” as reported by The Quint.
While addressing the press conference to welcome Prabhakar Reddy and Narayana Gowda Congress leaders, Randeep Singh Surjewala, Dr. Parmeshwar, and D.K. Shivakumar filed a complaint against the home minister at the High Grounds Police Station and addressed the issue to the election commission as well.