Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka DK Shivakumar
Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka DK ShivakumarIANS

Congress LS election committee meeting in Bengaluru on Jan 19: Shivakumar

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar said that the Congress’ Lok Sabha election committee meeting will take place at Indira Bhavan on January 19. The meeting will be attended by observers from Delhi.

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar on Monday, January 15 said that a meeting of the Congress’ Lok Sabha election committee will be held on January 19 in Bengaluru followed by a party workers convention on January 21 in Mangaluru. 

“The Lok Sabha election committee meeting will take place at Indira Bhavan on January 19. The meeting will be attended by observers from Delhi. The list of potential candidates given by the district in-charge ministers will be discussed as the list of candidates needs to be finalised. The AICC President will attend the Congress party workers’ mega convention in Mangaluru on January 21,” the Deputy Chief Minister told media persons at his Sadashivanagar residence.

Asked if the Congress will announce the list of appointments to Boards and Corporations as a Sankranthi gift, he said that the list of appointments to Boards and Corporations can be out at any moment. “There is no question of delaying the appointments. All promises made during elections regarding roles for party workers will be fulfilled,” the Deputy Chief Minister said. 

Responding to a query on the controversial comments by BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde, he said that no one with a sane mind will talk like this. “It is a good thing that his leaders have understood what he said was wrong. Anantkumar Hegde has to take care of his health,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.

BJP leader Anantkumar Hegde had made threatening remarks about Bhatkal mosque and derogatory comments on Siddaramaiah. An FIR has been filed against Hegde under Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation, with intent to cause riot) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC. 

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