As the chaos over the ruling JD(S)-Congress government in Karnataka moves to Delhi and Mumbai, Congress party seems to have finally made a decision in their party leadership dilemma.
Sources have reported on Wednesday that names of the probable candidates to take up the post of interim-president will be shortly submitted to Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal, after which one candidate will reportedly be finalised.
Sources have further reported that the Congress Working Committee meet to decide the next Congress president will take place only after the resolution of the Karnataka crisis where the party is fighting for survival after 10 of its MLAs resigned abruptly on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, in a bizarre twist to the Karnataka Crisis, Congress leader Mani Shankar on Wednesday, has found a positive outcome out of the chaos, suggesting that the adamant Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who is currently camped outside the Rennaisance hotel to meet the rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs, is a suitable candidate for the Congress party president post as he possesses the bravery to teach Modi and his team a lesson.
While Congress faces turmoil in Karnataka, the party also struggles on a national level with the dilemma over the appointment of a new party chief following the dramatic resignation of Rahul Gandhi from the post, taking responsibility for the dismal performance of the Congress which managed to get only 52 seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Congress leader and Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday, called for a leader from the young clan to take over as the party president.
Following this call by Singh, General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia took to Twitter and announced his resignation from the post taking responsibility for the Lok Sabha loss. Similarly, Congress Mumbai chief Milind Deora also issued his resignation saying that he was looking forward to playing a national role in Delhi, stirring speculations over his entry in the race for the top post of the president of the Congress party. 48-year-old Jyotiraditya Scindia and 41-year-old Sachin Pilot are the front runners for the post, as per sources.