Bangalore: Congress in Karnataka on Thursday
claimed its 60-day "Congress Nadige, Janara Balige" (walk
towards people) programme launched on June 15, seeking to
revamp the party at grass-root level has evoked an
overwhelming response and central leaders would now join it.
AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistri, in-charge of
party affairs in Karnataka and AICC secretary Sanjay Nirupam
would participate in the programme from tomorrow to July 7 in
Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Belgaum and
Hubli-Dharward districts, KPCC President G Parameshwara said.
Parameshwara said he would attend the rallies in these
districts with its leaders in the Assembly and Council,
Siddaramaiah and Motamma.
On July 9, the KPCC Coordination Committee will meet here
to decide strategies in its fight against the BJP government
and preparations for the coming Assembly polls, he told
Parameshwara demanded that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa
lower taxes on petroleum products and LPG as in West Bengal
and ease the burden on consumers, who have been hit hard by
recent hike in prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG.
"Yeddyurappa claims the state`s coffers are full. He
should extend the tax sop to the people," he said.