Congress has become stagnant water: K B Koliwad

Congress has become stagnant water: K B Koliwad

With the Congress high command dragging its feet on resolving the leadership crisis in the party’s state unit, senior leader K B Koliwad, on Monday, hit out at “factions” adding to the delay and confusion. 

“The Congress has become stagnant water,” Koliwad, a former Assembly Speaker told reporters. “The Leader of the Opposition (LoP) and the KPCC president have resigned owning moral responsibility for the bypoll defeat. But the resignations have neither been accepted nor rejected,” he said. 

“Adding to this is the fact that some are lobbying for a certain someone to be appointed, some want the LoP and CLP positions to be separated, some want working presidents. No one should remain in the party just for the sake of power, but there’s groupism within. This is what’s ailing the party,” he said. 

Koliwad also urged veteran leader Mallikarjuna Kharge to take up a leadership role in the state Congress.

Kharge hits out at AP govt

Veteran Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge on Monday criticised Andhra Pradesh’s decision to scrap its Legislative Council. “A state has the power to do that, but it has become a child’s play in Andhra Pradesh. They scrapped it once, brought it back and they’ve scrapped it again,” he said. “The Upper House is not a place to just nominate people, but also to discuss and debate Bills. It’s like a proof reader that will scrutinse what the lower house is doing and correct mistakes,” he said.