Senior Congress MLAs now eye key posts

A section of senior Congress Members of Legislative Assembly, who are upset at not getting ministerial berths, are now said to be eyeing posts such as political and parliamentary secretaries to the chief minister, government’s special representative in Delhi and deputy chairperson of the State Planning Board.

Normally, persons holding these positions are given Minister of State rank. The Members of Legislative Assembly are learnt to have been mounting pressure on the chief minister to nominate them to these posts.

Ranebennur legislator K B Koliwad said a group of senior Members of Legislative Assembly  will meet All India Congress Comittee (AICC) general secretary in charge of the party affairs in Karnataka Digvijay Singh, who is scheduled to visit Bangalore on January 6, urging him to nominate senior legislators to these important posts before the Lok Sabha elections.

Filling vacancies

“We will also urge the party high command to fill the remaining three vacancies in the Cabinet before the Lok Sabha elections. The party will benefit in the polls if senior Members of Legislative Assembly  are given key positions in the government,” the Ranebennur legislator said.

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