Bengaluru: In a determined effort to galvanize party workers as part of a strategy to blunt the onslaught by Opposition parties’ on two cases of suicide by deputy superintendents of police and attempts by a couple of others to end their lives, the ruling Congress plans to organise rallies and district-level meetings across the state over the next couple of weeks.
At these meetings, Congress leaders plan to focus on increasing attacks on Dalits in BJP-ruled states while simultaneously highlighting schemes launched by the government headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah—Annabhagya, Ksheerabhagya and others for the benefit of Dalits and backward classes.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, a senior leader said Mr Siddaramaiah, KPCC president Dr G. Parameshwar and KPCC working president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, have sent team observers to all districts to assess the situation before the party launches its rallies.
According to the leader, Mr Rao was assigned by Mr Siddaramaiah and Dr Parameshwar to draw up the campaign. “Observers are likely to submit their district wise reports this week, based on their inputs, the party will internally convene meetings, where it will finalise strategies for each district,” the leader added. The party plans to organize these programmes to coincide with the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar. “Such plans were on the anvil much before Mr Rao was appointed working president, but with BJP leaders trying to make the most of recent suicides, we will highlight atrocities on Dalits in BJP ruled states to draw the attention of voters,” the leader added.