CKP to have an elected body

CKP to have an elected body

The Parishat is under the rule of an administrator from 2006, following allegations of maladministration.

The meeting, held here on Tuesday, chaired by Administrator M K Shankarlinge Gowda, IAS, was attended by at least 80 members, including D K Chowta, former secretary, CKP and B L Shankar, Congress leader.

As per the Co-operative Societies Act, an administrator should not head a society for more than six months, for three terms. But the Parishat is under the administrator governance since 2006.

Unanimous resolution
A section of the members reportedly told the meeting that the Parishat should have an elected body. With Shankarlinge Gowda welcoming the suggestion, the meeting passed a unanimous resolution to recommend to the Government to conduct election within next 45 days to have elected members. There are nearly 140 members.

Lok Sabha members Venkaiah Naidu and P C Mohan have donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Parishat and H K Kejriwal, founder of the CKP, has donated Rs 20 lakh. An announcement was made in this regard at the meeting.

The meeting also acknowledged Rs 1 crore donation by businessman Dayananda Pai for the construction of an auditorium on the Parishat premises.