Mangaluru: Murmurs of discontent? Section within Congress wants new district president

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 16: It is learnt that a section within the district Congress party led by some Muslim leaders has been insisting that Dakshina Kannada district Congress president and MLC, Harish Kumar, should be replaced. However, veteran leaders are in favour of continuing Kumar in that position at least till the next assembly election.

Harish Kumar had assumed charge as the district Congress president during June 2017, after which he has led the party well. He has ended factionalism within the party and has time and again enforced discipline and adhered to instructions of the party leadership.

Harish Kumar

It is said that leaders like Ramanath Rai, Abhayachandra jain, U T Khader, Ivan D'Souza, J R Lobo, Shakuntala Shetty, Mohiuddin Bava and youth Congress leader, Mithun Rai, are in favour of his continuance in that post.

However, a faction predominantly comprising Muslim leaders has been pooling together an opinion for Kumar's replacement. A few of the leaders of this faction are indirectly associated with the SDPI, it is said. They have identified a leader from Puttur for the post of the district president, it is learnt. During the agitations against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), some of these leaders had joined hands with the SDPI, sources said.

It is said that there is dissatisfaction within the party about a few leaders who enter the election under the Congress symbol but otherwise mostly get associated with the SDPI. These leaders, it is said, want to have a leader who can openly fight against the concept of Hindutwa. But the party leaders who have sensed that the people in general have soft corner for Hindutva are dithering from fighting against this concept at least in coastal districts of Karnataka for the time being.



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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Why does Congress need a district president?

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  • A.M.Belma, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Yeah the statement to have a new district president from the minority community is justified. When Cong president RaGa can go to a very safe constituency Wayanad to win on minority votes, Why cant the DK Cong president be from the minority. Does this mean all you want is votes!??

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Instead of all these discontent, dissent, disagree, disbelief, dishoom dishoom, the Congress party in the district should get merged with either SDPI or Uttama Prajakeeya Party ....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Right, and make Vidhwaan Kodijaal as President of this party after merger....all Polygamist will support him....since he is their strong supporter !!!...If he is not acceptable....Rai could be our next option ....


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  • SB, Mlore

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Why doesn't Congress merge with SDPI in the state instead of all this.

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  • Ratnakar, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    The Congress is doing a big mistake by giving the Same people chances, BJP always promotes new faces,many leaders to name a few M Shashidhar Hegde, Naveen Dsouza and many leaders have been sidelined,hegde is a MLA candidates Congress wont even come into existence till they change all post frequently

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 16 2020

    Congress needs active and independent leader in DK

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