Even though Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar and the party’s campaign committee chief M B Patil seemed to have called for a truce after the former’s statement raised heckles, there seems to be no end to the public spat between their supporters.
Shivakumar’s recent statement suggesting that Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan of the ruling BJP might have met Patil to seek protection’ from corruption allegations against him had stirred a public spat between both camps.
Denying any such meeting, Patil, the MLA from Babaleshwar, had taken strong exception to the KPCC president’s comments, stating that he will raise the matter at the party forum.
Shivakumar and Patil on Friday met at the party’s ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, where Leader of the Opposition and former chief minister Siddaramaiah is said to have got them together and brokered peace.
Sharing a picture of them together, Shivakumar tweeted, “Sharing a light-hearted moment with my friend and fellow colleague Sri @MBPatil at Congress Party’s #ChintanShivir in Udaipur.”
Former Congress MP Divya Spandana (Ramya), who had expressed surprise over Shivakumar casting aspersions on Patil, while urging leaders to fight as one unit, took to Twitter by complementing party general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala and another party functionary for the truce.
“Good job @rssurjewala @KBByju,” she tweeted commenting on a photo of Shivakumar and Patil at the Chintan Shivir.
With inputs from News18