Cong to hold massive meet of workers for polls

Cong to hold massive meet of workers for polls

The State Congress will hold a massive workers’ convention of the districts coming under the Mysuru revenue division at the Maharaja Grounds in Mysuru on February 6 as part of its preparations for the forthcoming zilla panchayat and taluk panchayat (ZP/TP) elections.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday convened a meeting of the district in-charge ministers of the division to discuss the strategy for the polls, which are being held in two phases - February 13 and 20.

The Mysuru revenue division comprises the districts of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Hassan, Kodagu and Mandya. Similar conventions will be held in other three revenue divisions.

The stakes are high for the Congress in general and Siddaramaiah in particular, as the ZP/TP polls come just two years ahead of the 2018 Assembly polls.

Wednesday’s meeting comes just a day after Siddaramaiah had to face an embarrassment with the party high command  denying his choice of candidate - Byrathi Suresh - a ticket to contest the Hebbal byelection.