Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee revamp by May-end: Venugopal

State in-charge finds unity among Cong leaders, stays mum on his choice for KPCC chief post

Published: 11th May 2017 06:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2017 06:44 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: AICC state in-charge K C Venugopal has promised a complete organisational revamp at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) by the end of this month. Addressing a press conference after the KPCC coordination committee meeting on Wednesday, Venugopal said that there were minor differences in the party, but they would be sorted out soon.

Venugopal and AICC secretaries Manickam Tagore, P C Vishnunadh, Madhu Yaskhi Goud and Sake Sailjanath have been camping in the city for past three days. They are interacting with leaders and legislators seeking their opinion on several issues.
“We have had a marathon discussion and interacted with 431 leaders. After discussion, we have realised that there is unprecedented unity in rank and file. There are some differences, but they will be sorted out soon with the support of senior leaders,” said Venugopal.
Flanked by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara on either side, Venugopal deftly avoided answering questions on the choice for the KPCC president post. He only said that the KPCC was doing a good work under the present president. But they have to strengthen the party at all levels,he added.

“The organisational revamp will be done with immediate effect. All the prevailing speculations will be over by this month end,” said the AICC state in-charge.
Refusing to disclose names that were being considered, Venugopal said his choice of people would be conveyed only to the high command.
He also said there was a communication gap with public over government programmes and that would be solved at the earliest.
Later Madhu Yaskhi Goud insisted that none of the leaders they interacted with, were encouraged to air opinions about their preference for the new KPCC chief.
“All of us will be travelling to districts over the next few days and gathering opinions. Let us see what they say,” he said.
Over senior leader A H Vishwanath calling him arrogant, chief minister Siddaramaiah said he did not have any differences with Vishwanath and he was told that he was not leaving the party.


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