CM Looks to Drum Up Support at Congress Meeting

Published: 29th January 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2015 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will use the Congress Coordination Committee meeting on Friday to drum up support within the party to fight the BJP, a party source has said.

According to sources, Siddaramaiah wants the party brass to extend him complete support to fight the BJP’s ‘false charges’ on the Arkavathy Layout land denotification issue and to prepare for a possible backlash from Raj Bhavan over the nominations to the posts of chairman and members to the Karnataka Public Service Commission.

The chief minister has kept his options open to revise the nominations after discussions with the party brass, in case Governor Vajubhai Vala rejects the list.

Excise Minister Satish Jarkiholi’s resignation is also likely to be discussed at the meeting if he decides to stick to his decision to step down, a source said. The meeting will be chaired by Digvijay Singh, AICC general secretary and in-charge of party affairs in the state.

Home Minister K J George, KPCC president G Parameshwara and Energy Minister

D K Shivakumar are among others expected to be present at the meeting.

After the meeting, Singh will chair a three-day party review meeting on membership drive and on measures to strengthen the Congress  base in the state.


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