BANGALORE: Congress president and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi, who will visit Karnataka on April 28 to express solidarity with those affected by drought, will also address the General Body (GB) of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC).
The visit, lasting a day, will be the first-ever of the UPA chairperson to the state after the formation of the new KPCC GB. KPCC president G Parameshwar told Express that Sonia will address the GB after calling on the centenarian seer of the Siddaganga Mutt, Shivakumara Swamiji, who will turn 105 on April 28. All KPCC members, senior leaders will be present.
“She will be in the Mutt for over an hour and pay obeisance to the pontiff,” he said. It may be pertinent to note that following the formation of the GB, discontent brewed in the KPCC. The GB formation came in for criticism from MLC T John and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah, after many of the latter’s supporters failed to make its grade.
However, the issue died down after it came to fore that the GB was formed at Sonia’s insistence.