KPCC chief seeks report on Kolar rally turnout, Siddaramaiah’s prospects

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BENGALURU: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar is believed to have sought a report from the Kolar district unit of the party over the low turnout at the Praja Dhwani Yatra held on January 23.

He has also sought details on the party’s prospects in the aftermath of Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah making an announcement that he will contest the upcoming Assembly election from Kolar “if the party high commands decides so”.

The crowd was less than the party leadership’s expectation.

During the Praja Dhwani Yatra in the district, the party leadership had expected a turnout of at least 50,000 people, but only about 15,000 turned up, it is being said. And, in embarrassment to Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah, they were made to wait in a hotel for 45 minutes for the crowd to assemble.

Following this, Shivakumar has sought a detailed report on the reasons for such low turnout, where the leaders went wrong, impact of Siddaramaiah contesting from Kolar, among other details. The district unit has been asked to submit the report within four days.

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