There is a growing opposition to Siddaramaiah within the Congress Party. Even the High Command is beginning to see Siddu more as an obstacle. Though the high command is making efforts to get closer to the JDU again in view of the upcoming byelections to the 15 MLA seats, Siddhu seems to be uninterested. He is arguing that the Congress should go it alone in the bypolls.
The party feels that DK Sivakumara, who is fast emerging as the party's main financier, should be promoted. It feels that DK has good relations with Deve Gowda, who too is a vokkaliga. It feels that he would be very useful in building bridges with JDS. So, he would soon be promoted in the party ranks.