BANGALORE: An introspection meeting of the state Congress office-bearers convened by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) to initiate action against those who worked against the party in the Lok Sabha polls turned out to be a mere formality as Chief Minister Siddarmaiah decided to stay away, citing departmental review meetings.
No decision was taken on the alleged ‘betrayers’ who worked against party interests in the Lok Sabha elections at Thursday’s meeting.
All district Congress presidents submitted a confidential report in a sealed envelope on the reasons for defeat to KPCC president G Parameshwara. It was unanimously decided in the meeting that the reports will be discussed with Siddaramaiah and then sent to the AICC mandarins for further action.
The report, however, will be sent only after the biennial elections to the Legislative Council and the Rajya Sabha to be held in June. Sources said that after the report is submitted, the Congress leadership will take stock of the situation and act accordingly.
Congress sources said that only after this, the Siddaramaiah cabinet will be reshuffled. “A few will be rewarded while a few others in the Cabinet will lose their jobs,” a source pointed.
The leaders who attended the meeting also expressed their anger at airing differences over defeat of Ramya in Mandya by rival groups.
It was decided to place the issue before AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi during the executive committee meeting in Bangalore in July for suitable action.
Sources said that the meeting, however, unanimously decided not to give any positions to those who worked against party interests in the polls.