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New Delhi: K V Thomas may replace Digvijaya as Congress state in-charge


New Delhi, Mar 18 (DHNS): After the election debacle in Goa, the Congress top brass is likely to replace Karnataka incharge AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh with former Union Minister K V Thomas.

A decision in this regard is likely to be taken after Congress president Sonia Gandhi returns from the US along with party vice president Rahul Gandhi. Karnataka assumes importance for the party as the Assembly elections in the state are due early next year. With the party suffering a loss in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the organisation wishes to concentrate on Karnataka. Congress leaders from Karnataka too have been pressing for a change in the setup so that a central leader who can better understand the problems of the organisation in the state is appointed.


K V Thomas

Thomas’s name has started doing the rounds as he was earlier sent to the state as AICC observer for the Rajya Sabha elections. Thomas will hand over the chairmanship of Public Accounts Committee, an important Parliamentary panel, to Mallikarjun Kharge in two and half months. At present, Kharge is Congress floor leader in the Lok Sabha and will take additional charge as PAC chairman. Ernakulam Lok Sabha MP Thomas’ term as PAC chairman will end on May 1.

Singh, who is in charge of Goa, is facing criticism from a section of party leaders for his failure to instal a Congress government in the coastal state though it was the single largest party. Singh, considered a close confidant of Rahul Gandhi, is currently in-charge general secretary for four states — Karnataka, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

With the demand for making structural changes to strengthen the party to overcome the humiliating defeat in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, in-charge general secretaries of several states are expected to be replaced, said the leader.

 

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Vincent George, KJ George, Oscar Fernandes, A K Anthony, K V Thomas; Madame does not trust others in inner coitere!!

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Kapil Sibal, Anand Sharma, Mr. Karge, Veerappa Moily etc etc are what. Aren't they also inner coitere of Madam.

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  • G M Hegde, Udupi

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    No, all those mentioned by you have to pass through George with permission and do not form part of inner coitere as Madame does not trust particular people.

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  • Kevin, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 19 2017

    Disgusting communal rubbish is spouted when an incompetent is replaced by a competent .

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  • Amigo, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Nothing will materialise unless Pappu removed from the VP position.

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  • Landulacharya, Belman

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Congress can get majority if they work for both the majority and minority.Appeasement of only one section will make them further down.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    First task of Mr.K.V. Thomas should ensure to halt the rebellion within the Congress victorious candidates who are in rebellious mook. Two of the winning candidates is already in the mode of crossing over to BJP through 'operation kamala'.

    Tough Congress president Luizinho Faleiro has some what revised the party fortune in Goa made some grave errors by not accepting the coalition with like minded parties which cost the party dearly inspite majority vote share.

    Mr.Thomas should give offer GFP deputy CM and NCP in its fold. Digvijay is the silent agent of RSS in Congress who is responsible for Madhya Pradesh and Congress decline.

    If Congress gives open hand approach like Punjab wowing its hard core party workers it has still hopes.

    Jai hind

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    A day will come when "pappu" will be called as RSS agent in khangress
    Lol

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Too late...no use now.... Their down fall is already scripted long back

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  • D.P.Shetty, Bahrain

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Finally cartoon is changed, after marriage tongue was out of control

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  • Ravi C, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Congress can replace A to B, B to C etc. but what is the use? Problem is with RG and SG so replace them first and see the difference. It looks like RG and SG and completely in favor of congress mukth Bharath.

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  • akash salian, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Agree with you ..congress ka vinash gandhiyoan ka haath mein .

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    right man for the right job of finishing congress in karnataka..both keralites George and Thomas will be able to ensure BJP victory....

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  • Elwyn Goveas, valencia

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    In spite of being the largest single party with a total of 18 seats congress should acted swiftly and managed to get a simple majority with Digvijaya singh now should be called DIG VIJAYA SINGH because he is the person who was driving congress into the ditch.

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  • abdul kader,, Kssaragodu.

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    first replace Amul baby after SOMALIAN Mallu.... i think not future congi.....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Congress has started taking Right step. Thank God.

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  • Jaleel, Kemmannu

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    FIRST REPLACE RAHUL GANDHI.

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Sat, Mar 18 2017

    Hope INC learns from its mistakes. In any case, major surgery is necessary to save the party from doom.

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