Bengaluru: Many takers for opposition leader's post within Congress

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru 

Bengaluru, Oct 8: The Karnataka Congress will hold its legislature party meeting on October 9, ahead of the assembly session scheduled to be held at Vidhana Soudha from October 10 to 12. 

The October 9 meeting called by Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah aims to formulate an action plan and prepare for the upcoming session. Issues such as flood damage and delay in relief measures by government, cut in allocation of funds to constituencies represented by party MLAs, and also drought in the state are likely to be discussed. 

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However, speculations are rife that the leader of opposition in state assembly will be selected in the upcoming Congress meet. The much sought after post is still vacant and Siddaramaiah being the CLP leader is the key contender. However, voices of approval and dissent can be heard in the party circles. 

Senior Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry was appointed by the party high command to interact with the party leaders in the state and understand on who is apt to handle opposition leader in state assembly and few other vacant posts such as opposition leader in the council, deputy leaders and chief whips in both Houses. Sources say that Mistry on Sunday held one to one consultations with different local leaders and has already submitted his report and a decision may be taken before the assembly session.

Among those who are eyeing for the post are former deputy CM G Parameshwara and Congress leader H K Patil. These leaders along with other Congress seniors had opposed on Siddaramaiah being given the post. 

Meanwhile, a large group of party legislators as a show of strength had met Mistry on Sunday and declared they want Siddaramaiah to be given the post. 

Speaking to a news channel, Siddaramaiah says that the usual tradition is the CLP being made the opposition leader. However, the decision is left to the high command. 


Comment on this article

  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    The Congress instead of going to satisfy the visitors must satisfy its real workers.the outsiders came to Congress to strengthen their own seat and destabilize Congress. The Congress must take action strengthening their party with it's workers and not with tourist

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  • S N BANGs, Thannirubhavi

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    These leaders are like Fish out of water with out power. So they are vie for LOP post which is a cabinet ministers ranking ,and all benefit of a minister.

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Siddu is a dynamic leader and he is the Role Model for all politicians throughout India.

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  • Gireesh, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Without siddu no Congress in Karnataka
    No Congress leaders in Karnataka had that charishma....

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  • MANAN, Mlore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    With siddu also Congress is Zero in KARNATAKA

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  • SD, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    Siddaramaiah will be best CM for Karnataka. All the CM's like Kumaraswamy and Yeddy who came after him have destroyed Karnataka and there is zero development. Siddaramaiah is the only one who can bring development back to Karnataka and move Karnataka forward. Ex CM Siddaramaiah ran Karnataka very efficiently for 5 years when he was a CM.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Thanks to FEKU only Honest leaders sit in Opposition ...

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  • Thomas, UDUPI

    Wed, Oct 9 2019


    All your leaders are honest but some are in Tihar !!

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Oct 9 2019

    honest leader with following

    50 crore illegal property
    80 lakh worth watch took in bribe
    illegal son
    involved in corruption
    steel bridge scandal

    and many more

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