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Rahul Gandhi approves 70-member Congress campaign panel in Karnataka

Chief minister Siddaramaiah will also be a member of the committee of all top Congress leaders, including Mallikarjun Kharge.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2018 21:11 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Congress president Rahul Gandhi during the At Home reception on the 69th Republic Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi approved on Saturday a 70-member campaign committee headed by Karnataka power minister DK Shivakumar for the upcoming assembly polls in the state, Pradesh Congress Committee president G Parmeshwara said.

Chief minister Siddaramaiah will also be a member of the committee which includes all top state Congress leaders.

Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha M Mallikarjun Kharge is also a member of the committee.

The committee will have all former Union ministers from the state, former PCC presidents, all chiefs of the party’s frontal organisations, all AICC office-bearers and all members of both Houses of Parliament as members.

The tenure of the Karnataka Assembly ends in May 2018 and the state is expected to go to polls around April.

First Published: Jan 27, 2018 21:04 IST