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Don’t turn leaders into idols, says DK Shivakumar

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President (KPCC) D. K. Shivakumar on Sunday November 14 has criticised people in the party who idolise leaders stating that it should not be done at the cost of the party.

According to the sources, Shivakumar urged supporters chanting “DK, DK” before he rose to speak during a Congress membership drive at Bengaluru Palace Grounds to keep up the enthusiasm until the 2023 Assembly elections. Individuals and leaders may come and go, but the party will live on, he added as the chants became louder. “Workers should not raise slogans praising an individual. They should prioritise the party,” he added.

During the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary, Randeep Singh Surjewala, the party’s National General Secretary, said, “Nehru was not only India’s first Prime Minister, but also a freedom fighter who spent more than nine and a half years in jail for fighting the British. For him, the Constitution was more essential than people’s religious backgrounds.”

“Nehru loved children, since he believed that children and youth were the only ones who could transform the nation,” said Assembly Opposition Leader Siddaramaiah.

He also mentioned how Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, and Subhash Chandra Bose were all imprisoned for several years.

According to the sources, later in the day, Siddaramaiah, All India Congress Committee Secretary Raminder Singh Ola, Council Opposition Leader S. R. Patil, senior leader Allum Veerabhadhrappa, KPCC Working President Eshwar Khandre, Former Minister Priyank Kharge and others attended a Hyderabad–Karnataka division leaders’ meeting to discuss ways to strengthen the party in those areas.

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