AICC member seeks Kharge's resignation

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Bangalore, May 28 (UNI) AICC member V Shankar today sought the resignation of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Mallikarjun Kharge, accusing him of selling party tickets to those engaged in real estate and mining mafias in the just-concluded Assembly elections.

Talking to newspersons here, he alleged that Mr Kharge had worked hard for the defeat of senior party leaders from the funds that he had collected from them.

He demanded that the party High Command conduct an independent inquiry on the miserable loss suffered by Congress in the elections.

He alleged that Mr Kharge had hatched a plot to defeat all top leaders, including Siddaramaiah and N Dharam Singh, who were aspiring for the Chief Minister's post and demanded his resignation, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the polls.

Mr Kharge, he said also sidelined senior leaders, including S M Krishna and failed to launch a collective campaign during the elections.

''The party also failed to take advantage of the Governor's rule and indulged only in transfer business for making crores of rupees,'' he claimed.

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