Bangalore, Dec 27 (UNI) Alpasankhyataru Hinudlidavaru Mattu Dalitaru (AHINDA) convener N V Narasimhaiah today sought immediate dismissal of former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader Mahadev from the party.
Talking to reporters here, he alleged that Mr Mahadev was indulging in dividing the Congress by unnecessarily raking up issues like ''migrants and original members'' of the party.
This was a dangerous trend since unity in the party was need of the hour with elections to the state assembly round the corner, he asserted.
''Dividing a party in the name of caste or religion is dangerous since leaders may belong to different religion or caste. Nobody should indulge in disturbing secularism in the society,'' he added.
Mr Narasimhaiah condemned Mr Mahadev for his provocative speech during 'Chaitanya Samavesha' in Mysore on Sunday, alleging that the new comers to the Congress were trying to ride on senior members.
''Such attitude by any leader of a party would tarnish the image of the Congress and they should be punished immediately,'' he demanded.