Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will become prime minister, according to a seer at a Lingayat seminary in Karnataka today. However, the head seer intervened and put a condition on the blessing.
Mr Gandhi met with the seers at Sri Murugarajendra Mutt in Chitradurga. Haveri Hosamutt Swami, one of the seers, told Mr. Gandhi that Indira Gandhiji was Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister, and now that Rahul Gandhi has been inducted into the Lingayat sect, he will become Prime Minister.
The institution’s president, Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, intervened and added, “Do not say this. People will make choices. “
Overall, 17 percent of Lingayats live in Karnataka, and they are traditionally BJP supporters, but Rahul Gandhi’s visit may change their minds and cause them to become more sympathetic to the Congress party.
Assembly elections in Karnataka are set to take place in May 2023. Currently, the Congress has been struggling to put up a united front to cope with the saffron party in next year’s polls.
In 2018, the Congress formed a coalition government with the Janata Dal (Secular), led by JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy. The government collapsed in just over a year.
The rift between two senior party leaders, Siddaramaiah and state unit chief DK Shivakumar, is not a healthy sign for the party. Both are in the race to become Chief Minister if Congress grabs power next year.
Party general secretary KC Venugopal said, “There is no leadership issue at all. Individual opinion is also not acceptable. The party’s new MLAs and the high command will decide on the leader after winning. “
The committee will have regular meetings and make decisions as a group in the party’s best interests. Rahul Gandhi urged party leaders to take a decisive, united stand against the BJP’s misrule in Karnataka and at the centre. “Some statements are occasionally uttered in front of the media, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Don’t fall into that trap; party leaders shouldn’t speak in various tones inside and outside the party, he advised.