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Rahul’s short visit to city today leaves Cong leaders disappointed

Congress leaders who were eager to convey their displeasure to AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the recent appointment of new office-bearers for KPCC have been left disappointed.

Published: 21st July 2017 02:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2017 09:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Congress leaders who were eager to convey their displeasure to AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the recent appointment of new office-bearers for KPCC have been left disappointed. Rahul who is arriving in the city to participate in an international seminar on ‘Ambedkar Thoughts’ on Friday is scheduled to return to New Delhi immediately after the event.

The appointment of 171 office-bearers included 17 vice-presidents, a treasurer, 57 general secretaries, and 96 secretaries. Though the party leadership had stated that ministers and legislators would be kept out of the list, MLCs  K Govindaraj, CM’s political secretary, and Bhosaraj, a close confidant of KPCC President G Parameshwara made it to the list. Oscar Fernandes’s personal assistant Gafoor and KPCC president’s personal assistant Shafiullah, who are chairpersons of corporations were also appointed office-bearers.
The family members of many senior leaders were also lucky. Minister Kagodu Thimmappa’s daughter Dr Nandini, Speaker K B Koliwad’s son Prakash Koliwad, Minister H K Patil’s brother D R Patil, MP Rehman Khan’s son Mansoor Khan, former minister KH Ranganath’s son Bhaskar, BK Hariprasad’s brother BK Shivaram have been included in the list.

Many disappointed aspirants had decided to convey their displeasure to Rahul over the appointment of the office-bearers and demand a fair representation for committed party workers.



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