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Moily snubs Siddaramaiah, says party is supreme

india Updated: Feb 22, 2009 23:23 IST

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Senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Karnataka M Veerapa Moliy on Sunday said the party was supreme and above any individual, and dissuaded leaders from demanding for any particular post in the party.

Without naming Congress leader Siddaramaiah, who has been seeking a prominent post in the party, Moily told reporters that he would not support or honour such demands made by any leader. "The party is supreme and leaders should follow it and not vice versa," the AICC media cell chief said.

On the announcement of the list of candidates for the coming Lok Sabha polls, he said the process had already begun by the party's central election committee.

Refusing to announce the date for the list of candidates, he said that unlike other parties, the names of candidates and prime ministerial candidate would not be announced beforehand. "We are going according to procedure," he said.

Declining to comment on any change in the stewardship of the KPCC or in the position of legislature wing head Malikarjuna Kharge, he said, "the high command will take an appropriate decision at the appropriate time on the issue."

He also said the party high command had given its approval for alliance with other like-minded secular and non-communal parties at the state level. Congress was not averse to having talks with like-minded secular parties, but, will not initiate any talks and contest all the 28 seats on its own.