New Delhi: Soon after the Congress made key organisational changes and made DK Shivakumar the Karnataka unit chief of the Congress, he said he is not alone and added that he will take everyone along to work together. “Everyone is a team, I’m not alone. We all are together and we will work together,” he said. Also Read - Karnataka Bypoll Results: DK Shivakumar Concedes Defeat as BJP Widens Lead Over Congress And JD(S) in Early Trends
Amid a political crisis in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress on Wednesday made key organisational changes and appointed Anil Chaudhary as its Delhi unit chief. The party also named DK Shivakumar, as the head of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.
The changes were made by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. While Chaudhary became the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), Abhishek Dutt, Shivani Chopra, Jaikishan, Mudit Agarwal and Ali Hassan became its vice-presidents, the party said in a statement.
The move to appoint a new chief for Delhi Congress was taken after Subhash Chopra resigned as the Delhi Congress chief in February. He had resigned for taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in the Assembly polls held last month.
In Karnataka, Dinesh Gundu Rao was replaced by Shivakumar as the KPCC chief. Eashwar Khandre, Satish Jharkiholi and Saleem Ahammed were appointed as the working presidents of the state unit.
As per updates from the party, former chief minister Siddaramaiah will continue to be the Chief of Legislative Party and the Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly.
Congress statement further added that Ajay Singh was made the chief whip in the Karnataka Assembly and M Narayanaswamy will be the party’s chief whip in the Legislative Council.
Last month, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had held discussions with top party leaders in Karnataka to select the CLP leader and new state Congress chief.