Cong to put Poojary, Vishwanath on notice for barbs against CM

Cong to put Poojary, Vishwanath on notice for barbs against CM

Cong to put Poojary, Vishwanath on notice for barbs against CM

 The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee is gearing up to build a case against former MPs Janardhana Poojary and A H Vishwanath for issuing media statements against the party’s government led by Siddaramaiah.

 On a suggestion by Digvijaya Singh, who is the party general secretary in charge of Karnataka, the state Congress unit decided to bring the repeated barbs against Siddaramaiah and his governance to the Delhi leaders’ notice. 

Sources in the party said that paper clippings of the statements issued by Poojary and Vishwanath have been compiled and will be dispatched in a couple of days to the Disciplinary Committee headed by A K Antony. 

During the co-ordination committee meeting held on Thursday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had brought the repeated criticism by Poojary and Vishwanath to Digvijaya Singh’s notice. 

Following this, Singh suggested sending newspaper statements issued by the two former MPs to the Disciplinary Committee. 

Sources in the party said the state unit would not lodge a complaint as such but would be just forwarding the clippings with a covering letter signed by the party president. The state Congress is not sure whether the high command would immediately react to the complaint, the sources said. 

The Congress, which has begun preliminary work for the 2018 Assembly elections, has prepared a three-month action plan to keep the party active across the state. The plan would be formally launched on October 2, to coincide with Gandhi Jayanti and will conclude on Martyr’s Day, January 30, 2017. Rallies and seminars showcasing the government’s programmes and achievements to the people are part of the action plan, the sources said. 

The sources said the party may get a new president only next January or February. On October 29, state president G Parameshwara would complete six years in office. 

Minister D K Shivakumar’s name has been doing the rounds for the post. But sources said that though he is keen on becoming the president, he would like to continue as minister for now.

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