KPCC to be revamped to accommodate MLAs

KPCC to be revamped  to accommodate MLAs

The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara on Tuesday said the organisational structure of the KPCC would be revamped to provide more responsibility to the MLAs who have not made it to the ministry.

Addressing mediapersons  here, Parameshwara said the idea of revamping the party structure has been on the cards for the past few months and, that it will be executed shortly. “Those leaders and MLAs who have not got a ministerial berth will be accommodated in the party organisation soon,” he said.

Keeping in mind the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Congress has released a list of observers and KPCC leaders incharge of the 28 constituencies in the state.
The newly appointed AICC general secretary in-charge of Karnataka, Digvijay Singh will be on a two-day visit to the state from July 1.

The revamping of the KPCC will take place during Singh’s visit and, they will be touring the State to identify the candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Parameshwara said.

Revenue generator

Expressing his support to the various schemes and sops doled out by the government, Parameshwara justified Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s “loud thinking” on providing cheap liquor to people, mainly the poor.  “The excise duty by contributing Rs 11,000 crore to the State coffers, is the second biggest revenue generator. Why should citizens not reap the benefits of paying less tax on liquor? We have already banned arrack and we cannot ban consumption of liquor. The chief minister’s loud thinking was to provide quality liquor,” said Parameshwara.

On reports of former minister S N Krishnaiah Setty of Malur in Kolar district joining the Congress, Parameshwara said that it is not true and the former BJP leader was not part of the Congress.

“In fact, we have sent a notice to the Kolar district Congress president seeking an explanation on Setty’s admission to the party,” Parameshwara said.

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