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Posted at: Jun 20, 2019, 6:50 AM; last updated: Jun 20, 2019, 10:05 AM (IST)

Post rebellion, Karnataka Cong unit dissolved, but chiefs retained

New Delhi, June 19

Amid growing rumblings in the Karnataka Congress, the grand old party dissolved its unit in the southern state today while retaining its president and working president.

“The All India Congress Committee has decided to dissolve the present committee of (the) Karnataka Pradesh Congress. The president and working president remain unchanged,” a statement issued by AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal said.

The decision follows massive internal rebellion in the party, which has decided to revamp the unit.

Rumblings within the Karnataka Congress have grown ever since the Lok Sabha poll debacle in the state. There have also been problems of coordination in the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in the state.

Voices of dissent have been growing in the Karnataka Congress for some time now due to differences over the functioning of the coalition government.

Two members of the Congress were recently inducted in the Karnataka cabinet. — TNS/PTI

‘For new leaders’

  • All India Congress Committee's move to dissolve KPCC would pave the way for reorganisation of the party at all levels, creating an opportunity for new leaders, state Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao said
  • “The intention is to reorganise the party at the state, district and block levels, which is important,” he said
  • He, along with working president Eshwar Khandre, would hold discussions with legislature party leader Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM G Parameshwara, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal and other leaders on the way ahead

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