Azad, Hariprasad in Bengaluru to handle crisis
Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and BK Hariprasad have been sent to Bengaluru by the Congress high command. They both are now huddled with Siddaramiah, Parameshwara, Gundu Rao and Venugopal at KK guest house in the city.
Watchers in the Congress camp are waiting with bated breath. Karnataka Congress always had strong leaders, but this time Azad had to be brought in from Delhi to deal with the situation. The second line leaders of the party, privy to the happenings at the guest house, said on conditions of anonymity that, general secretary in-charge of Karnataka KC Venugopal was more accepted than Azad.
To what extent his presence will be to tide over the impasse is a matter of great interest to the party. This exercise might not work as the JD(S) leadership is keeping itself away from the impasse and the HD Kumaraswamy was giving nonchalant statements. HDK and his flock must call a joint meeting of the coalition partners and sort it out threadbare.
By M Rahuram/101Reporters