The Congress confronted embarrassing scenes in Bengaluru on Tuesday after occasion employees loyal to an area chief gatecrashed the swearing-in ceremony of his rival and induced a ruckus, going as far as to cease senior chief and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from delivering his speech.
This prompted a livid DK Shivakumar, chief of the Congress’ state unit, to step in, reprimand the ‘invaders’ and warn them of suspension.
“I’ll have you ever faraway from the Congress workplace. It is best to drop all this hooliganism. No worship (of people) can be allowed right here… right here it’s only worship for the Congress occasion,” Mr Shivakumar declared.
Mr Shivakumar’s phrases appeared to have little impact, with movies displaying the slogan-shouting occasion employees persevering with to make themselves heard, at the same time as Siddaramaiah tried to talk.
The incident occurred as Abdul Jabbar was being sworn in as head of Karnataka Congress’ minority wing in a significant ceremony on the Palace Grounds.
Nevertheless, Jabbar, it quickly emerged, was not everybody’s selection.
Supporters of ex-Minorities Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan rushed into the ceremony armed with placards and shouting ‘Zameer, Zameer’.
Mr Khan, who was invited to the occasion, was sad with the appointment of Abdul Jabbar and had, subsequently, absented himself. The occasion was attended by UP Congress chief Imran Pratapgarhi.
The Karnataka Congress and Mr Shivakumar confronted larger embarrassment final month, after a video of two state leaders discussing alleged corruption on his half was tweeted by the BJP’s Amit Malviya.
Former MP VS Ugrappa and media coordinator MA Salim have been caught on digicam talking to every earlier than a press convention; the dialog referenced “changes (from six-eight per cent to 12 per cent)” by Mr Shivakumar and to an aide of his who “made round 50-100 crores”.
Mr Shivakumar didn’t deny the dialog befell, however denied the allegations.