KPCC to replace inactive leaders

Speaking to the media after attending the party workers meet here on Thursday, he said that the State unit has taken the strong decision to ask the office-bearers from the district and booth-level units who are inactive and has no time to spare for the party work, to move out. Every office-bearer of each unit should be accountable to the party, he said.

Shivakumar is touring the districts in the State to assess the reason for the debacle in the recent parliamentary polls.  To rejuvenate the confidence of the party workers from the grassroot level, the party is taking up various measures, he informed.

During the tour, as a first phase, the party would identify suitable and capable candidates to be the office-bearers of the units in the party, he added. The party would get information from each department under Right to Information (RTI) about the central fund released under various central-sponsored schemes and its utilisation by each department. The district-level units would be asked to monitor the effective utilisation of these funds and see that it should reach the real beneficiaries. A committee would also be constituted at the Zilla Panchayath level by the party comprising  three selected active party workers, former MLAs, MPs and state level leaders, he said.

Shivakumar alleged that the State government was merely engaged in publicity campaign by misusing the huge public funds on advertisements. The people of the State have realised the poor performance of the government, he added.

DKS offers prayers to rain gods

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Executive President Shivakumar offered “Siyala Abhishekam” (anointing with tender coconut) and “Ksheerabhishikam” (anointing with milk) at the oldest temple of Udupi Sri Anantheshwara under the guidance of Paryaya Putthige Seer Sri Sugunendratheertha on Thursday.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, he said that the prayers were offered to please the Rain God.

The State is undergoing acute draught owing to the failure of monsoon leading to an alarming situation of shortage of drinking water and power affecting the irrigation and deeply hampering cultivation activities in the entire state, he added.

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