Ktk Cong authorises Sonia Gandhi to pick office bearers

Karnataka unit of Congress o Wednesday passed a resolution authorising party president Sonia Gandhi to choose its office bearers and executive committee.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 19:28 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka unit of Congress o Wednesday passed a resolution authorising party president Sonia Gandhi to choose its office bearers and executive committee.

At a meeting here, senior party leader CK Jaffer moved a resolution entrusting the responsibility of naming office bearers to Sonia Gandhi, which was endorsed by several leaders including Opposition leader in the assembly, Siddaramaiah.

The meeting also adopted a resolution congratulating her on being elected as party president for the fourth successive term, Returning Officer for the election Janana Desikan told reporters after the meeting.

The meeting earlier witnessed heated arguments with Mysore MP H Vishwanath protesting that he was not invited to the dais. Several workers complained that the election of PCC members was not held properly.

KPCC President R V Deshpande, Working President D K Shivakumar, among others were present on the occasion.

In another development Congress leaders from the Lingayat community met under the leadership of MLA Shamanur Shivashankarappa and demanded that the PCC Chief post be given to a leader of their community.

However, Shivashankarappa said they would accept whoever was appointed by the Congress high command.

PTI