High command will take up Cong repair job: Kharge

High command will take up Cong repair job: Kharge

High command will take up Cong repair job: Kharge

The rout in the elections to 4 state Assemblies appears to have given jitters the Congress leaders in Karnataka.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said the party high command will take up “repair” of party and its government wherever necessary at the appropriate time in the wake of elections results.

“The high command will do repair work wherever necessary in the state at the right time,” he stated in reply to a question by reporters whether the Congress will take steps to galvanise the party and its government in Karnataka.

KPCC president and Home Minister G Parameshwara admitted that the election results were a
lesson to the Karnataka unit.

“The party will take the results as warning bell. The government will take care not to make mistake and will try to effectively respond to the citizens' woes in the next two years,” he added.

Many senior leaders of the Karnataka Congress had recently complained to the party high command against the style of functioning of Siddaramaiah government.

 They had warned that morale of the party workers was at a low ebb and insisted the party leadership to take tough measures so that it returns to power in the 2018 Assembly elections.

Kharge further said that the poll outcome had come as a disappointment for the Congress.

The party was expecting good performance in Assam and Kerala. The high
command will analyse the performance and take appropriate steps to strengthen the party in all the 4 states.

Asked about the BJP leaders holding Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi responsible for the party's defeat, Kharge said it was not proper to do so.

The party fought these elections on the strength of local leadership and local issues, he added.