KPCC plans review meet on policies, schemes

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Bangalore: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has planned to convene a meeting of its senior leaders to review the policies and populist schemes of the Siddaramaiah dispensation, following criticisms that they failed to make an impact on voters in the Lok Sabha elections.

The decision comes at a time when Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is set to release the booklet on fulfilment of the promises made by the party.

The Information department has prepared a 108-page booklet, titled ‘Nudidanthe Nadediddeve’ (we walked the talk), which will be released on Monday. The Congress government completed one year in the office on May 12.

Siddaramaiah, even before the announcement of the results, had said that the government would not hold any function to celebrate the anniversary.

When contacted, Parameshwara said: “I am planning to convene a meeting of senior leaders including the MPs such as Veerappa Moily, Mallikarjun Kharge and former chief minister S M Krishna to discuss certain issues including the assurances made in the manifesto for 2013 Assembly elections. There is also a need to review the schemes which we launched. But the meeting may not happen immediately.”

On Cabinet expansion and appointments to boards and corporations, Parameshwara said that the list of nominees for boards and corporations was ready, but he was not sure as to when the names would be finalised.

Giving details of his visit to Delhi along with Siddaramaiah, the KPCC president said that they had conveyed to AICC president Sonia Gandhi that the party could not meet its expectation in the LS polls in Karnataka.

“We told her that urban voters came under the influence of Modi and even new voters did not support the Congress. But we told her that the party had faced such adversities in the past and they can be overcome,” he added.

Parameshwara said the party would have held a public programme to mark the first anniversary of the Congress government in case it had won 10 to 15 seats.
“But now we have no plans since there is nothing to cheer about the results,” he added.

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