• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

AICC dissolves Karnataka Congress Committee, retains only president and chief


Bengaluru, June 19: Amid growing rumblings in the Karnataka Congress, the grand old party dissolved its unit in the southern state on Wednesday, while retaining its president and working president.

"The AICC has decided to dissolve the present committee of (the) Karnataka Pradesh Congress. The president and working president remain unchanged," a statement issued by AICC general secretary (organisation) K C Venugopal said.

AICC dissolves Karnataka Congress Committee, retains only president and chief

The decision comes ever ever since the Lok Sabha poll debacle in the state.

There have also been problems of coordination in the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in the southern state. Voices of dissent have been growing in the Karnataka Congress for some time now due to differences over the functioning of the coalition government in the state.

Two members of the Congress were recently inducted in the Karnataka cabinet.

'Siddaramaiah could be the reason for my suspension', says Karnataka MLA Roshan Baig

Speaking on it, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dinesh Gundu Rao said,''We made a request to Congress President Rahul Gandhi that we need to organise the committee we had made before elections.''

The Congress-JDS had faced a setback during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections when BJP had swept 25 parliamentary constituencies out of a total of 28, leaving Congress to one seat. The Congress and JD(S) coalition, which won 117 seats combined, is currently in power in the Karnataka State Assembly managing a slim margin over the BJP's 104 seats.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more