Khandre will also assume office as KPCC working chief
Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress leader and MLA, who has been appointed as the president for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) will take charge on Wednesday at a function organised at Palace Grounds here.
Along with Mr. Rao, Eshwar B. Khandre, MLA for Bhalki and former Minister, will also assume office as the working president of KPCC.
Besides MPs from Karnataka and State Congress leaders, a large number of party workers are expected to participate. Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, who has been serving as the president of KPCC, will hand over the party’s baton to Mr. Rao.
Meanwhile, Mr. Parameshwara called on Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday and thanked them for reposing faith in his leadership for the last eight years.
Boards and corporations
During the meeting with Mr. Gandhi, Mr. Parameshwara reportedly discussed the issue of appointments to 50 boards and corporations. It was decided to appoint 20 legislators and 30 party workers for various posts in the party’s quota of boards and corporations.
As the party high command has given green signal for the appointments after the ongoing State legislature session on July 12, the Congress legislators and party workers are vying for posts.
Byrathi Suresh, Hebbal MLA, and M.T.B. Nagaraj, Hoskote MLA, are lobbying hard to get the coveted BDA chairman’s post. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been supporting the candidature of his loyalist Mr. Suresh for the post.
The Central leaders reportedly told Mr. Parameshwara to take up the Cabinet expansion exercise in consultation with Mr. Siddaramaiah and AICC general secretary in-charge K.C. Venugopal.