Cong cold to dissidence in poll year

 The Congress high command is not taking reported dissidence in the State unit seriously and is focusing its energies on winning maximum number of seats from Karnataka in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

A senior party leader indicated that there is some dissatisfaction among a few legislators, but the party will not respond to it for now. “We are now more keen on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and want to cash in on the popularity of the Siddaramaiah government. He has implemented many promises made in the manifesto,” the leader added.

He said some MLAs may not be happy as they have not been accommodated in various boards and corporations. “We have given a free hand to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and party president G Parameswara to take a decision on appointments to boards and corporations.”

Media reports said that about 20 legislators have written to coordination committee chairperson Digvijay Singh expressing their displeasure over Siddaramaiah’s style of functioning. Some discontent has been simmering in the party unit, mainly over transfer of officials.

Digvijay Singh was not available for comments.

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