Mangaluru, February 9: Dr Parameshwar, KPCC President has informed that Congressman Vijaynath Vittal Shetty may be removed from the party if he takes part in the upcoming VHP Hindu Virat Samajotsava scheduled on March 1st. Vijaynath Shetty is expected to preside over the samajothsava.
He was in the city on Monday February 9th to review the congress membership drive.
Addressing a press meet at the Circuit House here, Parameshwar explained about the Congress membership drive in the state and said, he has come to review the drive here. There is confusion among block-level and district-level committees, hence to help sort out the issues; I am touring the state. I have already visited nine districts and Dakshina Kannada is the 10th one.
Parameshwar revealed that 60 percent of the membership drives are completed and the last date would be February 15th. During the campaign, Congress is collecting information through data bank system, where information regarding all the 60,000 booths in the state will be made available with KPCC and AICC in computerized data form. This will help in party organization. As per AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s instructions, booth and block level committees have been formed for this purpose, and Karnataka is one of the states where this initiative has been taken up on pilot basis. This is a challenge which will be completed successfully, he said.
He further said, during the completed 1.8 years in power, several development programs are initiated for the people. The party will evaluate how far these programs have reached the people.
Speaking on the long-pending issue of electing Congress DK district president, he said it will be done after the membership campaign.
He said in response to a reporter’s query, if anyone from Congress takes part in the VHP Samajotsava, he will be removed from the party. We will send observers and review the situation with senior party functionaries.
Parameshwar said, Congress believes in inclusive politics. None can form an isolated organization. Senior observers will be sent to the district, and after examining their report, the executive committee will decide on the future course of action, he said. Congress does not have any provision for any outfit representing any particular religion.
On this occasion, MLC Ivan D’Souza, Ibrahim Kodijal, T K Sudhir and others were present.