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Rahul Gandhi on three-day visit to Karnataka

Published Sep 3, 2016, 7:03 am IST
Updated Sep 3, 2016, 7:18 am IST
Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)
 Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)

Bengaluru: With AICC vice-president, Rahul Gandhi in his constituency on a three-day visit, Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC) president, Dr G. Parameshwar and KPCC working president, Dinesh Gundu Rao held discussions with AICC general secretary, Digvijay Singh and many other senior leaders in New Delhi on Friday to arrive at a final conclusion over the nominations to three MLC posts, appointments to boards and corporations and induction of two ministers in the state cabinet.

Mr Siddaramaiah and other senior leaders are learnt to have sought Mr Gandhi's appointment on Saturday as the latter is arriving only on Friday night after his three- day tour in his constituency.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, a senior leader from  New Delhi said, "There is no clarity yet on any issues that are doing rounds in state party circles. Mr Siddaramaiah seems to have made up his mind to discuss all three issues - first appointment of the new president of the PCC, second the appointment of new chairmen of state run boards and corporations, and lastly, the induction of two new ministers into his cabinet."

The source added that the CM wants clearance of at least 20-25 MLAs for state run boards and corporations, while he wants at least his close aide, K J. George's induction into the cabinet. Mr George was forced to quit from the ministry after a FIR was filed naming him in the DySP M.K. Ganapati suicide case.  

"In an effort to give final shape and execute his own  plans, Mr Siddaramaiah is holding discussions with various leaders who matter in Delhi and who hail from the state," the source explained. 

Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru


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