CM, KPCC chief told to curb cadre unrest in Cong

CM, KPCC chief told to curb cadre unrest in Cong

The Congress high command is understood to have communicated to Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G Parameshwara and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to take immediate steps to quell the unrest among Congress party cadre, who could not make it to the boards and corporations’ list.

AICC general secretary and incharge of party affairs in the State, Digvijay Singh, is learnt to have told Parameshwara and Siddaramaiah, that they could take up filling up the post of directors and members of the various boards and also political nominations to various urban and planning authorities.

The high command does not want disgruntled elements in the party to spoil the party’s prospects in the elections to various local bodies, starting with polls to panchayat institutions next year. Filling up the post of members and directors would help in accommodating as many as 800 Congresspersons, party sources said. Siddaramaiah and G Parameshwara have been receiving representations from the party cadre expressing their grouse for being kept out from the nominations.

The main complaint is that long-time party workers have been ignored, while several unknown faces who have not worked for the party, have made it to the list. Even some ministers in the Siddaramaiah Cabinet, including Housing Minister M H Ambareesh too, have openly expressed their displeasure for not being consulted during the nomination process.

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