BENGALURU: In what could be seen as a fall out of Congress’ dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dissolved Karnataka Congress unit while retained its current president Dinesh Gundurao and working president Eshwara Khandre. AICC general secretary K C Venugopal, who is also in-charge of Karnataka, announced the decision to dissolve the Karnataka unit which has over 170 office bearers. The Congress leaders said that the decision was taken after a formal request by Gundurao considering the need for rebuilding the party in the state. But the decision has left many Congress leaders surprised as they were expecting a replacement for Gundurao and Khandre owing to the party’s drubbing in the general elections under their leadership. There was also a demand for appointing a Lingayat or Vokkaliga as president of the party and names of home minister M B Patil and water resources minister D K Shivakumar were doing rounds.
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June 26, 2019
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