Congress confident about quelling dissent

Congress confident about quelling dissent

The Congress high command is confident about containing the dissidence triggered by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s reshuffle of his council of ministers.

The high command has left it to leaders from the state to deal with dissidents and reposed faith in Siddaramaiah’s abilities to win them over.

So much so that AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in the state, too is travelling abroad and is expected to return next week.

A senior Congress leader said sacked minister M H Ambareesh was the only one holding out and has a few legislators backing him. “We are confident of winning over the dissidents,” the leader said.

The high command had asked the chief minister to speak to the rebels and pacify them. Congress leaders dismissed reports that former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had been deputed by the AICC to broker peace in Karnataka.

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