Bangalore: The opposition Congress in
Karnataka on Thursday announced that it would launch a massive
programme from June 15 seeking to revitalise and rejuvenate
the party at the grass-roots level.
Leaders and legislators of Congress would fan out to
every part of the state for two months and interact with
workers in an informal atmosphere and elicit their feedback.
Each party MLA would be asked to cover 30 to 35
panchayats in a district over 60 days, KPCC President G
Parameshwara told reporters here.
Top party leaders, Union Ministers and AICC functionaries
from the State would also participate in the "Congress Nadige,
Janara Balige" (Congress walk towards people) programme which
would commence in one Panchayat each in 224 Assembly
constituencies on June 15.
The idea is to propagate policies and programmes of
Congress, Parameshwara said, saying that there is a feeling
that the emotional chord between leaders and ordinary workers
had snapped, and the programme is intended to build the
A nine-member `overseeing committee`, headed by senior
Congress leader Kagodu Thimmappa, has been formed.
There would be in all 455 groups which would spearhead
It is no secret that the Congress in Karnataka is a
divided house, and the party is seen to lose ground to the
ruling BJP in recent years.