BENGALURU: While G Parameshwara continues to head the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committe (KPCC) even after completing two terms, stage is set for change of guard in the Karnataka Youth Congress.
Filing of nominations for election of new office-bearers for the youth wing of the party is scheduled to start on April 21 and according to the proposed schedule, the polling will be held between May 9 and 13. Counting of the votes will be taken up on May 14.
The incumbent State Youth Congress president Rizwan Arshad who has already completed his successive second term at the helm is out of the race. Thus the outfit will see a fresh leadership after six years, ahead of the 2018 Assembly election.
The party has already completed its enrolment drive ahead of the election. Speaking to Express, Rizwan Arshad said, “We have enrolled about 13 lakh new members during the recent membership drive. Our membership has reached 19.30 lakh from the earlier 6.5 lakh. Preparations for the party polls are going on smoothly.”
The race to head the youth wing is expected to witness a fierce fight with hopes of a fair share for the young leaders in distribution of tickets for 2018 Assembly polls.
Youth leaders- Amritraj, Rajendra, son of party MLA K N Rajanna(Madhugiri), Basavanagouda Badarli, son of another party MLA Hampanagouda Badarli (Sindhanur), and Kemparaj are among the aspirants.