9Wiki

The Encyclopedia

‘Miffed’ top Karnataka Congress leader resigns | India News

Today we are talking about ‘Miffed’ top Karnataka Congress leader resigns | India News, check out the ‘Miffed’ top Karnataka Congress leader resigns | India News with complete details and accuracy At 9wiki.info.

Check down the table for ‘Miffed’ top Karnataka Congress leader resigns | India News By 9wiki – The Encyclopedia We are always providing right details you can comment below if you found any irrelevant content of celeb.

BENGALURU: Senior Congress leader SR Patil has resigned as Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president, taking moral responsibility for the party’s unsatisfactory performance in the recently concluded assembly elections. Patil had mailed his resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on May 25. Rahul, who is currently abroad, is yet to reply to the letter.

“The Congress high command reposed faith in me and gave me responsibility to ensure victories in as many as constituencies in north Karnataka,” 69-year-old Patil told reporters at Hubballi airport on Sunday. “However, I could not ensure victory of the Congress candidates. Hence, I have decided resign.”

However, party insiders attribute the decision to what they call “ill-treatment” meted out to Patil by leaders after the assembly election results were announced. “He was not consulted or involved in talks that led to the Congress-JD(S) alliance,” a Congress leader said. “Also, his efforts to become deputy CM under the Lingayat quota failed. He has been miffed since then.”

Another leader said the resignation might have been triggered by reports that senior leaders may be kept out of the cabinet to accommodate new faces.

However, Patil dismissed this, stating he was neither upset with anyone in the party nor aspiring for any post. “I am a man of principle and I have never hankered for power,” he said. Patil claimed that he is not expecting a ministerial berth and will remain a disciplined worker of the party.

It is said that a section of leaders, especially from Vijayapura, Bagalkot and Gadag, are upset with Patil for not campaigning for party candidates, while he focussed entirely on Badami where Siddaramaiah was the candidate. Former Hunagund MLA Vijayanand Kashappanavar had urged the party leadership not to give Patil any post while holding him responsible for his defeat.

“I persuaded Siddaramaiah to contest from Badami hoping that it will help the party win more seats in north Karnataka. But my calculations went wrong. I could not devote much time to other constituencies as I had to concentrate on Badami,” he said.

Updated: June 3, 2018 — 9:11 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9Wiki © 2017