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Congress intensifies poll preparations

Friday, 30 November 2012 - 9:56am IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
State Congress has intensified its preparations for forthcoming assembly elections. The party is gearing up to organise two mega rallies in December.

State Congress has intensified its preparations for forthcoming assembly elections. The party is gearing up to organise two mega rallies in December. The party is holding a huge convention of minorities in Tumkur on December 2. It is also planning to organise a huge rally in Bangalore at the end of December condemning the BJP government’s failures.
MLC Nazir Ahmad on Thursday stated that Congress party will hold a convention of minority communities in Tumkur. About 15,000 people belonging minority communities including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists and Jains will take part in the function.

Speaking to reporters at KPCC office, he maintained that in the convention resolutions will be taken pertaining to political, educational and issues of arrest of innocent Muslim youth. Minorities including Muslims, Christians, Budhists and Jains comprise 15% of the state population and due representation should be given in assembly elections as well as at local levels, he added.

Muslim youths are languishing in jails on charges of Terrorism. Innocents have to be released after facilitating faster investigation, Nazir said.
KPCC president G Parameshwar explained that, the party is organising a huge rally in the end of the December condemning ruling BJP’s governance in Bangalore.

Show of unity again by Congress
Parameshwar held a meeting with senior Congress leaders Siddaramaiah, Dharam Singh,
SR Patil, HK Patil, DK Shivakumar, MV Rajashekaran, RV Deshapande, Kagodu Timmapppa, VS Koujalagi, Allam Veerabhadrappa and Jayaprakash Hegde.
Sources explain, though, the leaders belonged different camps within the party, the discussion went good with all the leaders active participation.

Candidates selection by January
Parameshwar declared that the the process of selection of candidates is in full swing. About 72 observers have visited 35 districts of the state and they will submit the report by December 5.

Congress party will have more clarity on the distribution of tickets then and the process will be taken to the final stage, he explained. As far as joining of other party leaders are concerned, the party will seek the opinion of district and block Congress committees.
 


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