Daijiworld Media Network - Hubballi
Hubballi, Apr 18: Congress will fight the next state Assembly elections under the leadership of chief minister Siddaramaiah, said Congress leader and party in-charge of Karnataka state Digvijaya Singh.
Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday April 18, Digvijaya Singh said, "We will contest the next Assembly elections in 2018 under the leadership of Siddarmaiah, but the party legislators will elect the next chief minister.
"There is absolutely no dissent or differences within the Congress party in Karnataka. There is no proposal to change the KPCC president either, as reported in a section of the media. Dr G Parameshwara will continue to lead KPCC until the conclusion of the next elections," he said.
He was responding to media reports that minister M B Patil was likely to replace Parameshwara as president of KPCC.
Congratulating the party workers and leaders on the recent bypoll wins in Nanjangud and Gundlupet, he said, "BJP president Yeddyurappa was saying before the elections that the Lingayat community, which is in majority in these constituencies, would support him. But Congress won in both the places, indicating that the Lingayats are with the Congress."
He also said he was aware that some Congress members were talking openly against the party, and added that action would be taken against them.