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The state Congress unit has been finding itself in an awkward position with the actions and statements of some of its ministers.
The BJP, however, accused the Congress leaders of 'unnecessarily' creating confusion and even demanded an apology from them.
Five of the 17 Congress ministers gave the meeting a miss, including Ramesh Jarkiholi, while MP D K Suresh was a surprise guest at the meeting.
For now, the Congress may have succeeded in painting a picture of all being well, analysts believe that the repercussions of the Belagavi PLD bank polls will be felt at a later stage.
While the Congress intends to conclude the series of protests with a rally in Bengaluru, it is yet to decide on a date for the event.
At her office in Belagavi on Tuesday, Hebbalkar said, she always believed in the democratic principles of the Congress party and that she would not wish to see party's image getting sabotaged.
The Congress is all set to gain power in four of the five local bodies in Haveri district where state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa had a great influence.
As for the BJP, it managed to grab majority in two ULBs in Kalaburagi district, two in Yadgir district and one in Koppal district.
The strategy of the Congress and the JD(S) of having a “friendly fight” among its candidates seems to have paid off as the coalition, put together, won 1,370 seats, including 13 by the BSP.
In its build-up to the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress intends to play up the Rafale deal, demonetisation and fuel prices to attack the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre.
The state Congress on Sunday concluded its two-day consultation meeting with district leaders, unit chiefs and legislators.
Siddaramaiah is seen as the right man for the task as the Jarkiholi brothers are his staunch loyalists.
Congress is expected to get at least 12,000 applications for over 2,500 constituencies and 2,574 positions across the state.
All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi is coming to Bidar to address a public gathering on Monday.
The election to 105 ULBs will be held on August 29, including those in JD(S)-Congress bastion of Old Mysuru region.