“My ego also has to be kept away in the national interest and the Congress’ interests”- said DK Shivakumar, the Karnataka Congress Leader during an interview.
The Congress’ troubleshooter-in-chief in Karnataka DK Shivakumar, has lured himself to the party even more over the previous week. He also clinched that the party’s MLA’s are stiff and did not enter a state of deformity.
While an interview Shivakumar interacted with Vikram Gopalthat coming to a verdict that the party must now acclaim the sentiments of its worker in the Old Mysuru region as the Congress JD(S) alliance had brought a hard time for them.
Do you think an Income Tax Raid or something like that is likely to happen this year? Last year you assisted the Congress party to when there was a raid…
He replied “Anything is possible. There might not be an income tax raid because that is over, but a lot of trouble may arise…”
This is the third time you have to surmount for your party when it had a heartache. Are you now the party’s most trusted leader in Karnataka?
When asked the Karnataka Congress leader Shivakumar said- “It wasn’t just me. But, everybody cannot do everything. Political management… not everybody can do that. With my 35 years of experience, I won the seventh consecutive elections, I have some experience in speaking to MLAs and knowing their problems and keeping them united.”
As per the calls of the Congress leaders, you should be at the post of the State Party Chief. What do you think about the urge?
“The time is not ripe now. There was a time when (such a decision) would have changed the political scene of Karnataka, but that has gone now.”
There were no signs of an anti-incumbency wave. Why do you think the Congress had an ill prosper?
“I admit our numbers were very bad, especially in the Vokkaliga belt. I had warned my party leaders also that this was about to happen and that we should be very cautious. But we were also overconfident.”