KARNATAKA PRADESH CONGRESS COMMITTEE
>The main task that lay ahead was to arrest the downward trend in the popularity of the Congress party which began after the 2008 elections and to instill the confidence and enthusiasm in the workers at the grass root level that the Congress has the potential and strength to bounce back and come to power on its own strength and fulfill its historic responsibility in building a model and prosperous Karnataka.
>During the first five months in the absence of the new committee, all the leaders of the State, District and block levels co-operated in fulfilling the main task before us. The rank and file of the party from the junior most worker in a block to the senior most leaders all contributed to this effort.
The events and developments which took place during these period is herewith listed under different headings like
- Protest Meetings
- Nada Rakshana Rallies
- Organisational activities
- “Congress Nadige Janara Balige”
- “Mathadararondige Mukhamukhi” &
- Chinthan Manthan Programmes etc.
On 30-01-2011 Almost entire galaxy of state Congress leaders converged at Jakkarayanakere grounds in Bangalore and sounded the clarion call to throw out the BJP government in the state. They affirmed that we will not rest till the most corrupt B.S. Yediyurappa’s BJP government is thrown out and it is just the beginning of state wide congress agitation to get rid of corrupt BJP government.
The rally was attended by union ministers Sri S.M. Krishna, Sri Mallikarjun Kharge, and Sri K.H. Muniyappa. Sri B.K. Hariprasad, AICC General Secretary, party legislators and local leaders came together with more than 1 lakh party workers to attend the rally and to reaffirm their allegation that the B.S. Yediyurappa headed BJP government was immersed in rampant corruption, land scams, nepotism, and has neglected the development of the state. Accusing the state BJP government of bringing bad name to the state through the misrule and corruption.
While addressing the meeting, Hon KPCC President called upon the people to take issues to the street and fight for the ouster of the BJP government. He announced that this was the first of the four rallies which was planned to mould the public opinion against the BJP government and its corruption, branding Sri Yediyurappa as most corrupt Chief Minister the state ever seen.
Hon’ble Union Minister for External Affairs Sri S.M. Krishna Ji said that all efforts of the government were directed towards denotification of lands and not people’s welfare. Sri S.M. Krishna, who was Chief minister between 1999-2004, charged the government with destroying the ‘brand Bangalore” built during his tenure. He said the present government is lacking a long-term or even short-term vision on development. He also said “You cannot mobilise resources” only by chanting Ramas name – one has to work towards it, but the government in Karnataka is channelizing all its energy into covering its misdeeds.
Union Minister for Labour Sri Mallikarjun Kharge alleged that Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yeddiyurappa has allocated large stretches of Government land to his family members and others but refused to give lands for Union Government projects, including for the development of human resources at Gulbarga and elsewhere. Although the Centre had given handsome funds for the cause of development, the BJP Government had been making false charges against the UPA Government.
The Union Ministry of Labour had released over Rs. 2,000 crore for the development works but the State Government had not utilized these funds properly.
Sri B.K. Hariprasad, AICC General Secretary said that “The BJP central leadership is benefiting from the corrupt activities of the state government hence they are not taking any action against Sri B.S.Yediyurappa.”
Opposition Leader in Assembly Sri Siddaramaiah launched a tirade against BJP leaders for terming Raj Bhavan as a Congress party office and dared Mr. Yediyurappa to file a defamation case against His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka Sri H.R. Bhardwaj. “If the Chief Minister wants to file a defamation case against Sri Bhardwaj, he should not waste a single minute in doing it. At least you (Sri Yediyurappa) should have shown some common sense before making such statements. The Governor enjoys immunity granted by the Constitution, how can you make such a idiotic statement?,” he asked.
Addressing the rally Former Railway Minister Sri C.K. Jaffer Sharief said that “Sri Yediyurappa has left us with no choice but to give a call to people to revolt against him.” According to him, Sri Yediyurappa and his government can only be brought down by creating awareness among the people about his misrule. “History has taught us that no corrupt government in the past has survived after people came onto the streets.
Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Railways while addressing the rally took the BJP Govt. to task and said that they are days in power on numbered.
The response to the rally was tremendous and it inspired the rank and file of the party. It also encouraged the need for future rallies already scheduled in various divisional headquarters in coming days and the need to follow it with district wise rallies till the B.S. Yediyurappa headed BJP government is brought down.
The Congress party’s struggle against the corrupt and inefficient BJP government in the state has since continued relentlessly beginning with the “Nadarakshana Rally” of Bangalore Division held in Bangalore on 30-01-2011 followed by Gulbarga Division on 13-02-2011 at Gulbarga, Mysore division on 20-02-2011 at Mysore and finally the divisional level “Nada Rakshana Rally” of Belgaum division to be held at Hubli on 06-03-2011.
On 13-02-2011- The Gulbarga Division Nada Rakshana Convention at Gulbarga was held which was a tremendous success. The Honorable KPCC President Dr. G Parameshwara, Sri Oscar Fernandes, MP and Chairman, Central Election Authority, AICC, Sri Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Union Minister, Sri Dharam Singh, MP, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP leader and Leader of opposition in Legislative Assembly and other senior leaders are participated.
The Honorable KPCC President addressed the leaders and workers in the Nada Rakshana Rally and said Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa will be finished in a law encounter as he is surrounded by Lokayukta, Rajbhavan and the High Court and naturally he is afraid of going to the Vidhana Soudha. He also criticized the BJP and its High command for their unfair acts and said that instead of asking Yeddiyurappa to quit, the BJP high command called on the President of India to recall the Governor of Karnataka.
In his speech the Honorable KPCC President suggested that the Govt. should allocate additional budgetary grants to complete pending irrigation projects. The Govt. must utilize 273 TMC of water and also additional share of 73 TMC in uppers Krishna project.
Al the leaders who spoke at the rally lashed out against the Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yeddiyurappa and said that he has no right to continue in office as he cannot ensure protection of people of the State or carry out any development projects.
On 20-02-2011 The “Nadarakshana Rally” of Mysore division was held in which the KPCC launched a scathing attack on the ruling party that coincided with the rally of BJP at Bangalore.
Addressing the mammoth rally held in the Maharaja’s College ground at Mysore, Honorable KPCC President pointed out that the BJP National President Sri Nithin Gadkari is the beneficiary of the corruption and irregularities committed by the Chief Minister Sri B.S.Yediyurappa and hence, he is supporting the corruption of the Sri B.S. Yeddiyurappa headed BJP government. The Honorable KPCC President also announced that the Congress party will launch a state wide “Save Karnataka Campaign” to remove the BJP government.
Senior party leaders Sri Mallikarjun Kharge, Hon’ble Union Minister for Labour, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Railways, Sri C.K. Jaffer Sharief, Former Union Minister, Sri B. Janardhana Poojary, Former Union Minister, Sri D.K. Shivakumar, Former Minister, Prof. B.K. Chandrashekar, Former Minister, Sri V. Srinivas Prasad, Former Union Minister, Sri C.M. Ibrahim, Former Union Minister also addressed the meeting.
On 06-03-2011 The Nada Rakshana Rally of Belgaum division was held in Hubli which was a tremendous success because of the mammoth congregation of Congress workers in very large number from the different Districts of Belgaum division. This rally gave a clarion call to the people of Karnataka to launch a democratic war to displace the most corrupt and inefficient BJP Government. As reported in the media nearly one lakh workers participated and cheered throughout the meeting during the speeches of the leaders.
During the meeting in the various speeches it was pointed out how there were pro-people programs launched by Sri S.M. Krishna Government in the field of Agriculture, Irrigation, Horticulture and how the State BJP Government has cheated the Farmers by taking away the 50% of the grants meant for Sericulture. It was also emphasized that the Rally was not being held as the KPCC was against anybody and it is not limited to criticize anybody. It is to enlighten and motivate the people to get involved in the struggle to protect the land, water, wealth and culture of the State. It is to create awareness among the people of the State to safeguard their own interest.
Leaders including Union Minister of State for Railways Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Leader of Opposition Legislative Assembly Sri Siddaramaiah and others lambasted the BJP government for its misrule and failure to keep its promises.
Opposition Leader in Legislative Council Smt. Motamma, Former Working President Sri D.K. Shivakumar, Former PCC President Sri R.V. Deshpande, Former Chairman Legislative Council Sri Veeranna Mathikatti, Former Ministers Sri H.K. Patil, Sri A.M. Hindasgeri and other participated.
2. CONGRESS NADIGE JANARA BALIGE PROGRAMME
A major Programme ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ which is a interactive programme involving almost all the leaders in the much awaited party mobilisation work at the grass root level. The ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ a two month long program which was envisaged to have Panchayath/Ward and Booth Committees at every Grama Panchayath level has already progressing in a satisfactory manner. As of now out of 5896 Grama Panchayaths and 5205 Wards 10901 in total, nearly 5721 Grama/Ward Panchayaths Committees have been formed in different districts of Karnataka. Totally 46666 Booths have been covered.
On 02-06-2011 There was a preparatory meeting about ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in which all the AICC and PCC Members, MPs, MP Candidates, MLAs, MLA Candidates, DCC and Block Presidents and KPCC Office Bearers and Executive Committee Members participated.
In this meeting, a Co-ordination Committee was constituted with Sri Kagodu Thimmapa, Former Minister as Chairman and this committee was entrusted to organize, co-ordinate and supervise the program of interaction with local people and formation of village level committees at the grama panchayath level. It was also resolved to depute one leaders to each grama panchayath area and request them to involve themselves directly with the interaction, mutual discussion and formation of committees and explain their duties in each polling booth. It was decided that the committee constituted for each booth should dedicate themselves to educate the local people about the failures of the BJP government and at the same time talk about the achievements of the UPA Government at the centre.
On 15-06-2011 This date saw the actual launch of the by now much expected and novel program ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ (Congress walk to reach the people). This program was launched in an impressive manner at Kora, a village in Koratagere Assembly Constituency of Tumkur taluk, Tumkur district. This two month, day long campaign at the Grama Panchayath level was expected to strengthen the party at the grass root level and contribute in creating a purposeful and effective bridge between common worker and leaders of the party.
On 03-07-2011 Sri Madhusudhan Mistry, Hon’ble General Secretary, incharge of Karnataka, The Honorable KPCC President Dr. G Parameshwara, Sri Siddaramaiah, Smt Motamma visited the Block Congress Committee office of Jewargi Block. On the occasion Sri Madhusudhan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC in his address to the workers present said that every body in the party will not get posts and in the interest of the party every person, Youths & all sections of the society to work for the party to strengthen it.
On the same day at 11.30 AM the team of leaders went to Mandewal Panchayath in Jewargi Assembly Constituency of Gulbarga district. Before leaders address, the gathering of local people were given opportunity to express their grievances, which was of all enthusiasm. There was useful interaction between leaders and the workers.
On the same day after completion of programme in Mandewal Grama panchayath the delegation of senior Congress leaders proceeded to Bijapur District. A Grama Panchayath level meeting was held at Moratagi Grama Panchayath in Sindhagi Assembly constituency at 01.30 PM, along with Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC, incharge Karnataka and other senior leaders of the district.
Later on the same day there was a meeting at Bijapur City Assembly Constituency at ward No-24, where the leaders have participated in the interaction with the local workers which was organised by DCC in which Myself, Sri Siddaramaiah, Smt.Motamma, Block President Sri M.L. Ustad, Sri C.S.Nadagouda, MLA, Sri M.B. Patil, MLA Sri H.C. Mahadevappa, MLA, Sri S.G. Nanjaina Matt, Sri Yashavantharaya Gouda Patil, Sri Prakash Rathod, Ex.MLC and Sri Sharanappa Sunagar, DCC President were present in the meeting.
On the same day at 07.15 PM, the leaders and workers Meeting of Muddebihal. Devarahipparagi, Basavana Bagweadi, Bableshwar, Bijapur City, Nagthana, Indi and Sindhgi Assembly constituencies of Bijapur district was held.at Chandini Hall, Bijapur city.
On 04-07-2011 The leaders entered the Bagalkot District and participated in the programme of Congress Nadige-Janara Balige at Balakundi Grama Panchayath, Hungund Assembly Constituency at 11.45 AM. The Assembly Candidate of Hungund Assembly Constituency Dr. Vijayanand Kashappanavar welcomed the gathering. Sri Sanjay Nirupam, MP, Secretary, AICC Incharge Karnataka participated by joining the convoy of leaders from this point. After the conclusion of programme at Balakundi the leaders proceeded to Ameengada Panchayath of Bagalkot Assembly Constituency and participated in the programme at 1.30 PM.
On the same day at 05.10 PM there was a meeting of all the workers of Bagalkot District in which the workers from Bilgi, Mudhol, Jamakhandi, Hungund, Badami, Terdal Assembly Constituencies of Bagalkot District participated. In this meeting Sri R.S. Patil, Ex.MP Ex.MLA Sri H.Y. Meti, Sri R.B. Thimmapur Ex.Minister, Sri B.B.Chimankatti, Ex.Minister, Sri M.B.Saudagar the DCC President and other senior leaders of Bagalkot district were also participated.
On the same day at 08.45 PM, the team of leaders visited Aadagal Grama Panchayath in Badami Assembly Constituency where Sri B.B.Chimmanakatti, Ex.Minister welcomed the gathering. Sri Mallanna Yaligar, local Block President narrated the meeting.
On 05-07-2011 – the convoy of leaders entered Gadag district and the first programme for the day was at Abbigeri Panchayath of Ron Assembly constituency which started at 11.30 AM.
After this, Gadag District workers meeting started at 02.05 PM at K. H. Patil Sabha Bhavan, Gadag. Sri H.K. Patil, Former Minister welcomed the leaders and the workers who are gathered there. From this point the team of leaders went to Belgaum and halted there.
On 06-07-2011 – at 10.45 A.M, the local level mass contact programme at Hirebagewadi Panchayath of Belgaum South Assembly constituency of Belgaum district was attended by all the leaders.
On same day at 1.00 P.M. all the leaders participated in the workers and leaders meeting of Belgaum Uttar, Belgaum Dakshin, Arabhavi, Gokak, Belgaum Rural, Bailahongal, Saudatti Yellamma, Ramadurga, Nippani, Chikkodi-Sadalaga, Athani, Kagwad, Kudachi, Raybag, Hukkeri, Yemakanamaradi, Khanapur & Kittur Assembly Constituencies of Belgaum District at Gandhi Bhavan, Belgaum.
On the same day, After this workers meeting all the leaders proceeded to Kalmargi the place in ward No.56 & 57 of Belgaum City Corporation area to participate in the “Congress Nadige – Janara Balige” programme. There was useful interaction between leaders and the workers.
On 07-07-2011 at 10.35 AM, the local level mass contact programme at Siraguppi Panchayath of Navalagund Assembly Constituency of Dharwad Rural district was attended by all the leaders.
On the same day at 12.15 P.M, the local level mass contact programme at Mullalli Panchayath of Kundgol Assembly constituency of Dharwad Rural district was attended by all the leaders.
On same day at 3.00 PM. all the leaders participated in the workers and leaders meeting of Hubli Dharwad City and Dharwad Rural District at Samrat Garden Hall, Gokul Road, Hubli.
After this meeting on the same day at 5.00 PM all the leaders participated in the “Congress Nadige Janara Balige” programme at ward No. 67, Gangadharanagara of Hubli-East Assembly Constituency and Ward No. 45 – Girani Chowl of Hubli Central Assembly Constituency of Hubli-Dharwad City Corporation. After a week of extensive tour in 9 Districts the team of leaders returned to Bangalore late in the night.
On 08-07-2011 11.00 AM there was a meeting of all Legislators, 2008 MLA Candidates, Block Presidents and DCC Presidents of Bangalore City, Urban and Rural Districts to discuss about the progress of Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme in these Districts in the office of the KPCC. All the senior leaders and workers of above districts participated in this meeting. There was an useful interaction with the leaders and workers.
After this meeting at 04.00 PM attended ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at Sarvagna Nagar Assembly Constituency organised by K.G.Halli and Maruthisevanagar Block Congress Committees. Myself, Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC, Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Secretary, AICC, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Smt Motamma, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council, Sri C.M. Ibrahim, Former Union Minister, Sri K.J. George, MLA and other senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present.
On 16-07-2011 A Meeting of District Congress Committee Presidents, Co-ordination Committee for Congress Nadige – Janara Balige along with Incharge leaders and incharge KPCC Secretaries for this purpose was held. In this meeting a thorough discussion and review of the progress done in the Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme was conducted. There was District wise review to check the progress done.
On 21-07-2011 at 11.00 AM attended ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at Siddapur Ward of Chickpet Assembly Constituency organised by Sri Uday Shankar, BBMP Member from Siddapur ward. Sri Ramalinga Reddy, MLA and Former Minister, Sri R.V. Devaraj, Ex.MLA of the Constituency and other senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present.
On 24-07-2011 There was ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at Doddashivara Grama Panchayath of Malur Assembly Constituency of Kolar District was organised by Malur Block Congress Committees. Myself, Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC, Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Secretary, AICC, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Union Minister, Sri Anil Kumar, DCC President, Kolar and other Senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present.
On the same day at 06.00 PM, the team of leaders visited Shapuru Panchayath in Bangarapet Assembly Constituency where we attended Congress Nadige-Janara Balige programme. There was an useful interaction with the leaders and workers of the Panchayath.
On 25-07-2011 11.00 AM there was a meeting of leaders and workers of Anekal, K.R.Puram, Mahadevapura, Rajarajeshwari Naragar, Yashawanthapura, Bommanahalli, Dasarahalli, and Byatarayanapura Assembly Constituencies of Bangalore Urban District at Ganesh Mandir Grounds, Kengeri, Bangalore. There was a huge gathering of the workers and all have participated in the meeting enthusiastically. There was a fruitful interaction with the workers.
After this meeting there was ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at 05.00 PM Indalawadi Grama Panchayath of Anekal Assembly Constituency of Bangalore Urban District was organised by Anekal Block Congress Committees. Myself, Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC, Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Secretary, AICC, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Sri H.M. Revanna, DCC President, Bangalore Urban and other Senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present. There was an useful interaction with the leaders and workers of the Panchayath.
On the same day at 08.00 PM, the team of leaders visited Gottigere Ward of BBMP in Bangalore South Assembly Constituency where we attended Congress Nadige-Janara Balige programme. Myself, Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC, Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Secretary, AICC, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader and other Senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present. There was an useful interaction with the leaders and workers of the Panchayath.
On 26-07-2011 11.00 AM there was a meeting of leaders and workers of Kanakapura, Ramanagaram, Channapatna and Magadi Assembly Constituencies of Ramanagar District. There was a huge gathering of the workers and all have participated in the meeting enthusiastically.
After this meeting there was ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at 05.00 PM Indalawadi Grama Panchayath of Anekal Assembly Constituency of Bangalore Urban District was organised by Anekal Block Congress Committees.
After this meeting there was ‘Congress Nadige Janara Balige’ programme at 04.00 PM at Akkur Grama Panchayath of Ramanagar Assembly Constituency of Ramanagar District was organised by Ramanagar Block Congress Committees.
On the same day at 07.00 PM, the team of leaders visited Rampur Panchayath in Channapatna Assembly Constituency where we attended Congress Nadige-Janara Balige programme.
On 27-07-2011 – at 11.00 AM, there was Congress Nadige-Janara Balige programme at Padmanabha Nagar Assembly Constituency. Myself, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader and other Senior leaders and workers of the Constituency were present. There was an useful interaction with the leaders and workers.
On 07-08-2011 – at 10.30 AM – Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme at Sriram Mandira Block of BBMP.
On 13-08-2011 Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme at Sira Assembly Constituency, Sira TMC, Tumkur District.
In the evening at 03.00 PM Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme at Chikkanayakana Halli Assembly Constituency, Huliyar Grama Panchayath.
On 14-08-2011 Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme at Yalahanka Assembly Constituency, Bangalore Urban District of Chikballapur Parliamentary Constituency.
On 12-09-2011 The concluding convention of Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme was well attended by the party workers and well wishers at Kudala Sangama, Bagalkot District, the Lingayath hotbed with over a lakh of party workers and sympathizers. In the programme party declared that the days of BJP’s so called sway over the community, were numbered. Clearly hoping to cash in on Former Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa’s troubles distancing him from the Community, the Congress rubbished claims that it was anti Lingayath as alleged by the BJP. All the leaders who are present were emphatic on this point while addressing the concluding ceremony the Congress Nadige Janara Balige programme at Kudala Sangama, revered by the Lingayaths who believe lord Basavanna spent his last days there.
We all urged that we would like the Lingayaths to assess the political situation in the State. The BJP came to power because of their huge support in North Karnataka, but now every voter is aware how it has been looting the state’s resources. For the first time a Chief Minister had to bow his head in shame in Court.
Charging the ruling BJP with reneging on poll promises, the PCC announced at the concluding rally of Congress Nadige Janara Balige, a new campaign, Mathadararondige Mukhamukhi or face to face with voters launching on October 02 to 14th January 2012, throughout the State covering all the 46,666 booths in 224 Assembly Constituencies, highlighting failures of the State Government. Many senior leaders and central ministers would participate in interactions with voters and enquire about local problems and issues connected with development of infrastructure. In the meeting leaders also criticized the BJP party leader L.K. Advani for making plans, to launch a Ratha Yatra against corruption and the BJP should take note of rampant corruption in Karnataka before taking out a Ratha Yatra.
CHINTHAN – MANTHAN ( TRAINING & WORKSHOP)
On 30-09-2011 – The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee in an attempt to create awareness among its cadre about the programmes, achievements and ideals of the party launched the ambitious ‘Chinthan Manthan’, a training workshop programme at KPCC. The Chinthan Manthan programme was held throughout the day and concluded at 07.00 PM in the evening. All most all the District Congress Presidents participated in this programme along with 7 selected delegates from each district. A team of party leaders headed by me conducted a brain storming session with selected representative from each district.
Senior leaders like Sri B.L. Shankar, Former Chairman, Legislative Council & Vice President, KPCC, Sri Mahima Patel, Ex.MLA, Sri V.R. Sudarshan, Former Deputy Chairman, Legislative Council & MLC, Sri B.A. Hasanabba, Ex.MLC spoke on the contribution of the congress in the uplift of downtrodden, present challenges before the party and the need for strengthening it at the grassroots level, besides the current political situation.
The theme of one-day ‘Chinthan Manthan’ programme was “why only Congress”, and was aimed at educating the cadre to spread the importance of the Congress as a National party in the present polity. The Program would be taken to Districts, Blocks and Hobli levels. Specialists in the field of social science would also train the workers. The program seeks to educate the people on social, economical, political policies of the party.
On 15-10-2011 In the state level Chinthan Manthan programme held on 30-09-2011, it was decided to hold district level Chinthan Manthan programmes at each and every district in the State. Accordingly, the district level chinthan manthan programme organized by the District Congress Committee, Shimoga, at Shimoga. The delegates from all over the districts have participated in it and it was a useful session for the delegates. It is interesting that Shimoga is the home district of Sri B.S. Yediyurappa, Former Chief Minister and that he was arrested and jailed by the Lokayukta police on the charges of corruption and irregularities in Bangalore on the same day, while the Chinthan Manthan programme was in progress at Shimoga.
3. LAUNCH OF INTERACTION WITH VOTERS (MATHADARAROMDHIGE MUKHAMUKHI)
On 02-10-2011 In continuation of “Congress Nadige – Janara Balige”, a unique mass contact programme with the Voters, the KPCC under the leadership of its Honorable President Dr. G
Parameshwara launched a new party mass contact program named ‘Mathadararondige Mukhamukhi’, a State wide program carrying the message and policy of the Congress party and schemes of the UPA Government to every voter of the state, . This was launched in Ward No.10 of Chitradurga CMC, Booth No.112, Chitradurga, Chitradurga district, Karnataka, The event was attended by a large number of party workers and the general public..
Simultaneously, this program was launched throughout the state in 224 constituencies in one Booth, symbolically on the same day. Over the next three and a half months, this program will cover each and every booth in all the 224 Assembly Constituencies throughout the state. (The total number of booths to be covered is 46,666 booths)
The main intention of this program is to directly meet the common man to appraise him of the failures of present BJP Government. This government is encouraging corruption, communalism, nepotism, favoritism, lawlessness and “Operation Kamala” (purchasing MLAs), thereby degrading the dignity and decorum of the Karnataka Legislature and disregarding basic democratic values.
Apart from this the program will also organize the party and create awareness among the voters at the grass root level to ensure that the UPA Government schemes and its achievements are correctly understood by the common man. Apart from this at the same time it will convey the Congress party’s dedication, sacrifice and history to the younger generation.
This three and a half month program will result in further building and mobilising the rank and file to actively participate in the party building activities. The KPCC has brought out a booklet covering the above aspects and distributed it to all booths. The program is currently in progress in all the 224 Assembly Constituencies.
CHAPTER II MEMORANDUMS
1. MEMORANDUMS to His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka
On 22-11-2010 A KPCC delegation lead by the Honorable President Dr. G Parameshwara along with Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP leader and Leader of opposition in Legislative Assembly, Smt. Motamma, Leader of opposition in Legislative Council and several senior State level leaders met His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka. They submitted a memorandum about recently revealed documentary evidences with regard to nepotism, favoritism, corruption, abuse of office by the Chief Minister of Karnataka and his ministerial colleagues.
On 24-07-2011 – A delegation of KPCC met His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka, submitted a memorandum to initiate appropriate action against Sri B.S.Yediyurappa & other his Cabinet colleagues.
On 27-08-2011 It was decided in the CLP Meeting to hold a Dharna at the Vidhanasoudha demanding the arrest of Former Chief Minister Sri B.S.Yediyurappa, removal of the Housing Minister Sri V. Somanna, from the cabinet and the recovery of the losses caused to the exchequer by politicians and officials involved in illegal mining and convening a legislature session to discuss these issues.
The Dharna began after Congress MLA’s and MLC’s came out of the Congress Legislature Party meeting convened to discuss the inaction of the Sri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Government in initiating criminal cases against Mr. Yeddyurappa, his predecessor Sri H.D. Kumaraswamy or any one, including Congress leaders, who had been indicted in the Lokayukta final report on illegal mining. After the Dharna a memorandum was submitted to His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka on the above subject.
On 04-10-2011 The delegation of KPCC along with Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader met His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka and submitted a memorandum demanding the resignation of Minister for Forests Sri C.P. Yogeshwar for his alleged involvement in corporate fraud amounting to Rs. 37 crore. The Minister as Managing Director of Megacity Developers and Builders Ltd. (MDBL) had collected money from people promising them sites in his company’s Vajragiri township project. This was done via misleading brochures and pamphlets. Following complaints by the people that their money was not refunded by MDBL even when the project had failed to take off, the Registrar of cooperatives investigated the charges and filed a report with the State Government.
On the basis of this report, the serious fraud investigation office in the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs also ran an investigation into his affairs in 2009 and recommended criminal prosecution of the Minister and the directors of MDBL in its report dated July 30, 2011.
2. KPCC Delegation to Prime Minister & Other Union Ministers and submitted memorandum
On 20-05-2011 On this day in Delhi A KPCC delegation met Sri Oscar Fernandes, M.P and General Secretary, AICC , Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC , in-charge of Karnataka , Hon’ble Union Home Minister Sri P.Chidambaram and Sri Ahmed Patel, M.P & political secretary to Hon’ble Congress President and briefed them all about the Political developments in Karnataka and appraised them about the recent report of his Excellency the Governor of Karnataka recommending to invoke Article 356.
During this visit the KPCC delegation called on the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manamohan ji. Apart from this they met Sri A.K.Antony, Hon’ble Union Minister for Defence. Sri Madhusudan Mistry, General Secretary, AICC , Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Secretary AICC (in-charge of Karnataka) also accompanied the delegation and briefed the national leadership about the Political developments in Karnataka and appraised them about the recent report of his Excellency the Governor of Karnataka recommending to invoke Article 356. The delegation then met the Hon’ble Union Minister for Finance Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
3.Delegation to the Election Commissioner & submitted memorandum
On 22-03-2011 A delegation of KPCC met the Chief Electoral Officer and submitted the memorandum about the manipulation in the voters list by the ruling BJP government in connivance with local officials.
On 07-04-2011 A delegation was taken to Election Commission and memorandum was submitted listing violations of Model Code of Conduct by the BJP Government during the campaign of byelections to Jagalur, Bangarpet and Channapatna Assembly constituencies.
CHAPTER III MEETINGS & TOURS
On 10-11-2010 District Workers and Leaders meeting were held in Tumkur and discussions regarding the Action Plan to activate the party from grass root level were discussed.
On 14-11-2010 A massive workers meeting was organised at Bidar district where the newly appointed DCC President of Bidar formally took charge and the election campaign for ensuing Zilla and Taluk Panchayath elections was launched.
On 20-11-2010 at Haveri and on 21-11-2010 at Gadag: The district level workers meeting of Haveri district and Gadag district was held and the campaign for Zilla and Taluka Panchayath elections were launched.
On 29-11-2010 Participated in district level workers meeting at Yadagiri where the President of newly constituted in Yadagiri District Congress Committee took charge.
On 30-11-2010 Participated in the district level workers conference at Dakshina Kannada which was held in Mangalore.
On 07-12-2010 A district level workers meeting in view of the Zilla and Taluka Panchayath elections was held in Hassan.
On 12-12-2010 District level workers meeting was held in Bijapur in connection with Zilla and Taluka Panchayath elections.
On 13-12-2010 Participated in the district workers meeting at Bagalkot.
On 06-01-2011 Extended General Body Meeting of KPCC was held in Palace Ground, Bangalore in which senior leaders like Sri Oscar Fernandes, Sri B.K. Hariprasad, Sri Siddaramaiah, Smt. Motamma, and others participated.
On 21-01-2011 Participated in the Workers meeting at Bangarpet in Kolar district where by-election was due.
On 24-01-2011 Meeting of DCC Presidents, MLAs and MLCs was held in which instructions were given on the basis of guidelines issued by Respected Congress President.
1. All DCC Presidents were advised to form district, block level monitoring committee to assess and to report about the implementation of the flagship programmes of UPA government.
2. Suggested to frame action plan for four months at the district level.
3. To hold DCC and Block Executive Committee meetings at the earliest.
4. To have regular office either own or rented and equip the office with the telephone, fax and computer.
5. Financial Incentive was announced for the construction of own office buildings at district level.
On 02-02-2011 Participated in the district level meeting (charge taking function) which was organized at Madikeri in Kodagu district.
On 05-02-2011 & 06-02-2011 As part of discussion taken in the General Body meeting about division level meetings of leaders for the introspection and to identify, the reason for the apparent setback in the Zilla and Taluka panchayath elections were held. At the first stage of the Chinthan-Manthan meeting, the leaders of Bangalore division participated.
On 05-02-2011 Discussion with leaders of Ramanagar, Chitradurga, Davanagere district wise was held in KPCC office of Bangalore Division.
On 06-02-2011 Continued Bangalore Division leaders meeting with Kolar, Shimoga, Tumkur leaders.
On 19-02-2011 Participated in a huge function in which prominent Dalit leaders and citizens of Mysore City and Rural Districts participated.
On 20-02-2011 Participated in the interactive session with the students who are the children of Safai Karmachari’s at Mysore.
On 22-02-2011 Participated in Congress Workers Conference at Kanakapura, Ramanagar district.
On 08-03-2011 Hosted a dinner meeting to all the senior leaders, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and Office Bearers of KPCC at Bangalore.
On 16-05-2011 Participated in a huge workers meeting of Mahadevapura Assembly Constituency, Bangalore Urban district which was organized by Sri B.Shivanna, our official candidate of 2008 Assembly General Elections of that assembly constituency. Thousands of party workers gathered at this function.
On 16-05-2011 A meeting of Legislators, Corporators, Assembly candidates, AICC/PCC members and prominent senior leaders and workers of Bangalore City, Urban & Rural districts was called to take stock of the situation that had arisen in the districts due to the verdict of Supreme Court of India. All leaders and office bearers present in the meeting were asked to fight against the rampant Corruption, Nepotism, Favouritism and the misuse of office by the Chief Minister and his Ministerial colleagues.
That evening a state senior leaders meeting was called at Atria Hotel, Bangalore to discuss about the future course of action with regard to the report of his Excellency the governor of Karanataka submitted to Union government recommending to invoke Article 356 in the state of Karnataka. In the meeting it was opined by the majority of the members to appraise the high command and the Union government to take proper action against the state BJP government in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment.
On 11-06-2011 The Honorable President KPCC participated in Vidyarathi Mithra and Arogya Mithra programme at Mahalakshmi Layout constituency, which was organised for the distribution of note books and other kind to school going children by local MLA Sri N.L. Narendra Babu.
On 12-06-2011 Participated in the felicitation function organised to honour Sri A. Krishnappa, Vice President KPCC on the occasion of his completing 25 years of political service.
On 16-06-2011 The Honorable President KPCC participated in the 80th Birthday celebration of Sri Shamanur Shivashankarappa, a senior congress leader and Treasurer KPCC at Davanagere.
On 20-06-2011 The Honorable President KPCC addressed a public meeting at Koppal where Assembly by-election in this Constituency were due. In this public meeting all the senior leaders of the district and workers were present. This was a preparatory public meeting organized by the Koppal District Congress Committee in view of the forth coming Assembly bye-election.
On 09-07-2011 There was a meeting of Co-ordination Committee of KPCC at KPCC Office.
On 22-07-2011 – There was a meeting of Co-ordination Committee of KPCC at KPCC Office.
On 17-08-2011 The divisional delegates meeting of Belgaum City & Rural, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag, Haveri, Hubli-Dharwad City, Dharwad Rural and Uttara Kannada districts of Belgaum division was held district-wise from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. In the meeting the members participated and disclosed different views and opinions in strengthening the party at the gross root level. The majority of opinion of the members is that, the candidate for the forthcoming assembly and general election to be held during 2013 / 2014 to be announced well in advance, so that the preparations for the election by the candidate will be easier.
On 18-08-2011 The delegates meeting of Gulbarga, Yadagir, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary of Gulbarga division was held district wise from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. in the office of KPCC. As expressed in the meeting Belgaum division delegates almost had similar opinion that was prevailed in these meetings. In the meeting the ground work for the next assembly elections was discussed. The delegates in the meeting were given an opportunity to share their views on strength and weakness of the ruling BJP vis-a-vis the Congress. The delegates explained in detail the poll arithmetic vis-a-vis the caste combination and also offered tips on the yard-sticks to be adopted for selecting assembly candidates.
On 19-08-2011 The meeting of the delegates of Mandya, Mysore City & Rural, Chamarajnagar, Kodagu, Dakshin Kannada, Udupi, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Tumkur, Kolar, Chikballapur, Ramanagar, Shimoga, Davanagere and Chitradurga of Mysore and Bangalore divisions was held at KPCC office from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. At these meetings the delegates expressed their views and gave suggestions. Their views and suggestions were discussed at length.
On 02-09-2011 A Meeting of District leaders of Koppal and Raichur Districts was held at the office of KPCC at 03.00 PM to discuss preparatory steps for the bye-election to Koppal Assembly Constituency scheduled to be held on 26th September 2011, and to collect opinion of the leaders about the selection of candidate to contest the election. Those present at the meeting besides the KPCC President Dr. G Parameshwara were Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Smt Motamma, Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Council. The majority of the leaders present in the meeting opined to have Sri Basavaraj K. Hitnal as our party candidate to contest in the election.
On 13-09-2011 There was a district leaders meeting of Tumkur district at Tumkur. The agenda was the the preparations for the Mathadararondige Mukhamukhi programme in the district which was going to be launched on 2nd October 2011 throughout the State.
On 17-09-2011 Attended Vishwakarma Maha Sammelana at Mysore which was attended by the Vishwakarma community people from throughout the State. The programme was attended by Sri Madhusudan Mistryji, General Secretary, AICC and Sri Oscar Fernandes, MP, General Secretary, AICC and CWC Member.
On 16-10-2011 The District Congress workers meeting held at Udupi. In the meeting I explained the workers about the strategies to be adopted by them at the booth level and to work hard in the ensuing Loksabha bye election in the district for the success of our party candidate. The meeting was well attended by the party workers. The KPCC President also addressed a press conference at Udupi and demanded that Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda resign from his post taking moral responsibility and recommend dissolution of the assembly as most of his cabinet ministers are involved in one or the other controversy. The KPCC President also said that the arrest of Former Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa in the land de notification case was historic.
2. PROTEST MEETINGS AND RALLIES : -
On 13-11-2010 As state level protest meeting was organized in Bangalore and also in many districts protesting against irresponsible statements of Former RSS Chief Sri Sudarshan.
On 26-03-2011 A dharana programme was organized before the statute of Mahatma Gandhi in Bangalore demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister who was being subjected to the investigation by the Lokayuktha Police as per the directions of courts.
On 09-05-2011 There was a huge Public meeting by name “Nada Rakshana Rally” at 11.00 AM at “Freedom Park, Bangalore against the corruption by the State BJP Government, especially in the matter of Land and Mining. The highest court of the land was persuaded to appoint “ Central Empowered Committee “ to conduct an independent enquiry in to Illegal Mining and asking the Chief Minister to initiate action against the guilty. The working of the government as per the Constitution and Law of the Land are in serious question. There was a huge gathering of leaders & workers from all the districts and every nook and corner of the State. The workers and leaders have participated in the protest rally enthusiastically in more numbers.
On 19-05-2011 A huge protest rally and “Dharana’” was organized on behalf of the KPCC, in front of Mahatma Gandhi Statue, M.G.Road, Bangalore the state headquarter. There was a big gathering of party leaders & workers and the general public. In the Dharana slogans are shouted against the corrupt BJP state government and urged his Excellency the Governor of Karnataka to take proper action against the state government with regard to the judgment of the supreme court and also demanded the resignation of the Speaker and the Chief Minister of Government of Karnataka in the wake of the judgment against their disqualification order and disqualification application.
On 23-07-2011 There was a massive Dharna against the BJP Government for alleged phone tapping of Lokayukta in Freedom Park, Bangalore. In the Dharna the KPCC President accused Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa of using Keshava Krupa the State head quarters of RSS for tapping the telephone of Lokayukta Justice N. Santhosh Hegde to protect his seat. It was also charged that the tapping had been done to learn the magnitude of the charges purported to have been made by the Lokayukta against him in his report and to learn the names of other leaders, Ministers involved in illegal mining. The KPCC President also asked the Chief Minister how he got the details of the report, even before it was released officially. The Union Home Ministry taps telephones to protect the country and people from terrorist and anti-social elements, but Mr. Yediyurappa resorted to it with a selfish motive of using the intelligence wing in the Home Ministry for his personal ends.
On 27-07-2011 – at 07.00 PM a torch light procession was taken out from Mysore Bank Circle to Rajbhavan. Before the leader could reach Raj Bhawan police intervened and tried to prevent. The KPCC President, The CLP Leader and several party leaders and workers courted arrest.
The KPCC also issued directions to hold torch processions on the same day and organize road blocks the next day in every district in the State.
On 28-07-2011 In the light of the submission of the Lokayukta report and the charges leveled against the Chief Minister and others under prevention of corruption Act, the party organized Rasta Roko programmes in Yeshwanthpur, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Hosur Road and K.R. Puram which were in four nodal directions of the Bangalore City. The KPCC President and Sri Siddaramaiah , CLP Leader and several other leaders participated in the Rasta Roko programmes and courted arrest. All the district units also organised protests and demanded the ouster of the Chief Minister and the BJP government in the state.
On 21-10-2011 – At 07.00 PM a torch light procession was taken out from Mysore Bank Circle to Rajbhavan to protest against the recent price hike by the state government on power tariff. Before the party workers and leaders could reach police intervened and tried to prevent. Several party leaders and workers courted arrest. The KPCC also issued directions to all the DCC’s to hold torch light processions on the same day in Cities and Towns and organize protest rallies the next day at every District and Taluka headquarters in the State.
NUMBER OF DISTRICT TOURED – 34 Organisational Districts
2. NUMBER OF MEETINGS HELD – 116
3. NUMBER OF RALLIES HELD – 18
4. NUMBER OF PROTEST METING – 08
5. DISTANCE TRAVELLED – 68260 Kilo Meters
1. OFFICE BEARERS APPOINTMENTS & DISTRICT AND WORK / RESPONSIBILITIES ALLOTMENT
On 13-04-2011 The long awaited appointment of office bearers of KPCC announced by the AICC with the kind approval of Hon,ble Congress President, Smt.Sonia Gandhi ji on this day. Apart from the KPCC President there are 10 Vice Presidents, one Treasurer, 21 General Secretaries and 36 Secretaries in the committee. The Executive Committee, Co-ordination Committee and Election Committee’s were also announced by the AICC at the same time.
On 29-10-2011 – A meeting of the Office Bearers of KPCC was held. In the meeting various issues of party organization were discussed & the Districts In-charge & allotment of work / responsibilities among the Office Bearers was announced in the meeting.
On 18-04-2011 First meeting of newly appointed KPCC office bearers was held in which a resolution thanking Hon’ble Congress President and other state leaders was adopted. The future plan of action was discussed
On 01-06-2011 A meeting was held of all the PCC Office Bearers to discuss the modalities of the two month programme Congress Nadige Janagara Balige. In the meeting the KPCC President gave details
2. OFFICE BEARERS MEETINGS
On 18-04-2011 First meeting of newly appointed KPCC office bearers was held in which a resolution thanking Hon’ble Congress President and other state leaders was adopted. The future plan of action was discussed
On 01-06-2011 A meeting was held of all the PCC Office Bearers to discuss the modalities of the two month programme Congress Nadige Janagara Balige. In the meeting the KPCC President gave details about the proposal that would lead to all the senior leaders taking part in the mobilization of the party at the village panchayath level. The KPCC President also announced some disciplinary action taken against the Breach of Discipline of some workers in Hubli-Dharwad District Congress Committee.
On 26-06-2011 A meeting of Office Bearers was held at the KPCC Office and subsequently office bearers were put in charge of Districts for to organize and oversee the arrangements for the tour programme of my The President, KPCC and Hon’ble General Secretary & Secretary, AICC in charge of Karnataka.
The tour programme from 1 July 2011 to 7 July 2011 in Hyderabad Karnataka and Mumbai Karnataka would cover 9 District Congress Committees).
On 05-08-2011 – A KPCC Office Bearers Meeting was held at KPCC to review the progress made in the Congress Nadige Janara balige Programme.
On 16-08-2011 The Office Bearers of KPCC met at KPCC office and discussed the preparations for divisional level delegates meeting to be held on 17th to 19th August 2011 and also discussed the preparations for the Executive Committee meeting to be held on 20-08-2011.
On 07-09-2011 A meeting of the Office Bearers of KPCC was held. In the meeting it was decided to chalk out the strategies to be adopted by the party in the ensuing bye election to the Koppal Assembly Constituency. It was decided in the meeting to appraise AICC to depute all the Union Ministers from our State for in the bye election to the Koppal Assembly segment. It is also discussed that all the Office Bearers of KPCC and senior leaders to be present in the Assembly Constituency for which the bye election is being held and work for our party candidate till the election is over.
The same evening the KPCC President went to Koppal from Kudala Sangama and addressed a public meeting,that launched the campaign of our party for the Koppal Assembly Constituency bye election. There was a huge gathering of party workers and all the leaders of the Constituency and district were present.
On 29-10-2011 – A meeting of the Office Bearers of KPCC was held. In the meeting it was decided to hold a black flag protest against the visit of senior BJP leader Sri L.K.Advani who is scheduled to arrive th Bangalore on 30 October 2011. It is decided in the meeting that the Party workers would stage a protest by displaying black flags all along the route of Sri L.K.Advani’s Yathra in the State and the protest to begine when Sri Advani arrives in the City and to continue in Mangalore, Udupi & Uttara Kannada Districts where he was scheduled to address rallies. It was also decided to hold a meeting at the Freedom Park, Bangalore to counter the BJP rally.
The Districts In-charge & allotment of work / responsibilities among the Office Bearers was also announced in that meeting.
3. KPCC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
On 20-08-2011 The Executive Committee meeting of KPCC was held at Bangalore Palace, Bangalore at 11.00 AM after a gap of six years. All most all the members were present in the meeting. A resolution on illegal mining demanding the State Govt. to take punitive action against those responsible for Rs. 16,085 crores loss to the State exchequer was passed at the meeting. It was also resolved to urge the Government to initiate immediate measures to initiate criminal proceedings against the four former ministers, 787 officials who had allegedly abetted the illegal extraction and export of natural resources from the State.
In another resolution, the KPCC expressed concern over the irregular release of pension to widows, old people and the physically handicapped, over 35 lakh people in the state belonging to these categories suffer due to improper release of funds and no fresh applications for pension were accepted by the State Govt. in the last seven months and the Govt. was starring at financial bankruptcy. It was also discussed in the meeting that the Govt. had failed to provide seeds, fertilizers and minimum procurement price for various crops to farmers. The meeting also expressed concern at the failure of the BJP Govt. in providing houses to the poor, reclamation of rain affected farm lands and regularization of Bagair Hukum lands.
It was also resolved that relief work to flood affected victims in northern Karnataka was totally ignored by the BJP State Government. Even today, the victims are living in sheds and make shift arrangements, without any housing or rehabilitation measures. Though the central Govt. had released sufficient funds for the flood damage work, the BJP State Govt. failed to utilize these funds effectively. In another resolution the issues related to the farmers plight, soil erosion due to flood damage, loss in agricultural productivity inadequate supply of fertilizers, seeds and other farming inputs was expressed and the indifference of State BJP Govt. to the agriculture sector was highlighted.
It was opined in the meeting that the Congress was lauded for successfully leading several agitations against the corrupt BJP Govt. in the State. The meeting also took serious note of the illegal mining scam and suggested that a CBI enquiry be conduct to pin down the culprits. It was also resolved that while recognizing the UPA Govt.’s fight against corruption, to draft a strong Lokpal bill after taking all political parties into confidence.
The committee blamed the JD(S) for the present State of political affairs. It pointed out that had the JD(S) not walked out of the Congress – JDS led coalition Govt., such scandals may not have happened. Former Chief Minister Sri H.D. Kumaraswamy and his wife are named in the mining scam. If the JD(S) has any moral responsibility it would offer an explanation to the people.
4. SENIOR LEADERS MEETINGS
On 08-12-2010 A meeting of senior leaders was held immediately after the announcement of calendar of events for 1,013 Zilla Panchayath and 3,659 Taluk Panchayath constituencies in 30 districts of the state was announced. In this meeting different committees like manifesto, tour, media committees were constituted to effectively organize election campaign.
On 22-01-2011 A meeting of senior leaders was held in the KPCC office to discuss the situation created due to permission granted by His Excellency, the Governor of Karnataka to prosecute the Chief Minister and others on the basis of complaints lodged by two Advocates
On 16-05-2011 A senior leaders meeting was called at Atria Hotel, Bangalore to discuss about the future course of action with regard to the report of his Excellency the governor of Karanataka submitted to Union government recommending to invoke Article 356 in the state of Karnataka. In the meeting it was opined by the majority of the members to appraise the high command and the Union government to take proper action against the state BJP government in the wake of the Supreme Court judgment.
On 22-07-2011 The KPCC President called a meeting of all the Senior leaders of our party in the State in KPCC Office to discuss the fallout of supposed leakage of Lokayukta report wherein the names of Chief Minister Sri B.S.Yediyurappa and 4 of his Ministerial colleagues, the Former Chief Minister Sri H.D. Kumaraswamy (JDS) and Sri Anil Lad, MP from our party had been mentioned. Justice N. Santhosh Hegde the Lokayukta is also confirmed the leakage of the report.
5. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE & ORGANISATIONAL ELECTIONS
On 08-11-2010 – There was a meeting of District Returning Officers in the KPCC Office. The progress with regard to the formation of the District and Block Congress Committees which are yet to be completed was discussed in the meeting and all those DRO’s who have not completed the task were requested to expedite the work in view of the ensuing Zilla and Taluka Panchayath elections.
In the past year the process of organizational elections which was under way when the Hon’ble KPCC President took over is nearly complete except 2 Districts and 20 Blocks.
6. YOUTH CONGRESS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
On 28-03-2011 Enrolment of Youth Congress Membership was launched in a huge function organised in Shanthinagar. In this programme Sri Madhusudan Mistry, Hon’ble General Secretary, AICC, Incharge Karnataka, who was visiting KPCC Office for first time and Sri Sanjay Nirupam, Hon’ble Secretary, AICC, Incharge Karnataka, Sri B.K. Hariprasad, Ex-MP and Hon’ble General Secretary, AICC, Sri Rajiv Sathav, President of All India Youth Congress Committee and Ms. Shanimol Usmani, AICC Secretary, Incharge of Youth Congress participated.
PCC took part in the membership drive of the Youth Congress. Secretaries were posted to each Parliamentary constituency. Several Meetings were held at district and taluk level to encourage youth to become members in the Youth Congress. Over 6 lakhs have taken the membership in the Youth Congress.
From 29-04-2011 to 01-05-2011 The KPCC President visited Hassan, K.R. Nagar, Madikeri, Chikkamagalur, Shimoga, Sirsi, Belgaum, Dharwad and held a review meeting about the progress of Youth Congress Enrolment. One Secretary of PCC was deputed to each of the Loksabha constituency to oversee, motivate and facilitate the enrolment of Youth Congress Membership with the co-operation of District and Block Congress Committees and other leaders. On 01-05-2011 The KPCC President visited Hubli Dharwad City, Dharwad Rural, Belgaum City and Belgaum Rural District Congress Committees and held review meetings about the progress of Youth Congress membership enrolment in these districts.
On 22-04-2011 South India Delegates Conference organised by KPCC Legal and Human Rights Department was held in Mysore in which Sri Veerappa Moily, Hon’ble Union Minister for Law, Sri Abhishik Manu Singhvi, Hon’ble Chairman, AICC Legal and Human Rights Departments and other senior leaders participated.
7. COMMUNITY INTERACTIONS – LINGAYATHS
On 04-02-2011 The Honorable KPCC President convened a meeting of all Senior Lingayath leaders of the Congress party in the State in Bangalore City. Almost all the Senior Lingayath leaders including Sri M.V.Rajashekaran, Sri M.P.Prakash, Sri Shamanur Shivashankarappa and most of the MLA’s & MLC’s belonging to the Lingayath community of the party participated. The meeting was called to work out a consensus among all communities in the State.
Prior to this the Honorable President KPCC had already held meetings with Dalit and Minority leaders a few weeks ago. Each community had felt that they have not been given adequate representation. A similar grouse has been expressed by Lingayath leaders also. The Honorable President assured them that he will sort out the issue amicably. He also clarified in the meeting that the party high command too has directed the State unit not to neglect any dominant community.
On 01-03-2011 The Honorable KPCC President participated in the all religion convention which was organised as a part of Car festival of Suttur Matt near Mysore. The pontiff of Sri Suttur Matt Sri Shivaratrishwara Shivayogi Swamiji who is one of the most influential religious head among the Lingayath Community and is running several high profile education Institutions in and around Mysore. On his invitation Honorable KPCC President participated and also there where all the religious heads of different religions and various community leaders. In his speech he stressed the need for spreading the message of universal brotherhood which is propagated by all religions. He said we must put it into practice in the interest of all communities and entire humanity.
On 17-02-2011- The Honorable KPCC President participated in the Taralabalu Poornami celebration at palace grounds which was organised by the Pontiff of Taralabalu Math one of the prominent religious institution among the Lingayaths.
On 01-03-2011 There was a meeting of Lingayath leaders from the different district of Belgaum Revenue Division in the KPCC Office. This meeting was convened to sort out the differences and dissatisfaction if any and create an atmosphere of unity and make them work for the party with all intensity and enthusiasm and interest. There were constructive suggestions from the leaders who are present in the meeting.
On 19-06-2011 24 Lingayath pontiffs from North Karnataka paid a visit to the residence of The Honorable KPCC President in Bangalore . A total of 25 seers, including seers of Karanjimutt, Rudrakshimutt, Savanurmutt, Doddahunsemutt, Kalmutt of Gangavathi & Kotturmutt visited his residence before they left for their 15 day foreign trip. The Honorable KPCC President drove home the point that the Congress gives credence to maintaining a secular image and is not against any religion or community
- SC & ST’s
On 26-11-2010 A meeting of SC left community was convened and the prominent SC leaders participated in the Meeting. In the meeting the major out come is that they have not been given adequate representation in the party organization and in the elections.
On 04-12-2010 A meeting of SC community organized at KPCC office at 3.00 PM. All most all the prominent SC community leaders & workers present in the meeting. In the meeting the major out come is that they have not been given adequate representation in the party organization and in the elections. The other subjects pertaining to the community also discussed.
On 24-01-2011 At 11.00 AM a meeting of Dalith civic employees conference was held at Town Hall Bangalore. There was a enthusiastic huge cowed of civic employees and in the conference they expressed all their problems they are facing in the current days and appealed me to present their problems before the Govt. and find solutions for the same and help the civic employees.
On 19-02-2011 at 12.30 PM participated in a Dalith conference organised by Federation of Karnataka dalith organizations at Mysore. It was a huge convention in which all the prominent Dalit leaders and citizens from dalith community participated.
On 23-10-2011 at 02.30 PM participated in Valmiki jayanthi organised by the community leaders of ST Nayaks’s at Hubli. There was a huge participation of ST Nayaka community members from all over the state.
On 04-12-2010 – A Meeting of the Muslim Community Leaders was organized in KPCC at 11.00 AM to discuss divisive policies of the BJP Government in the State. Sri Sageer Ahmed, Chairman, KPCC Minority Department and other prominent leaders of Muslim community participated in this meeting. There was a large gathering of Muslim leaders from all the Districts in the State.
It was opined in the meeting that the State Government did not discharge its duty of protecting citizens of minorities, and Congress party should come to the rescue of the community, which is facing a serious threat. It was brought to the notice of the delegates that the UPA Government has launched several programmes for the welfare of those belonging to minority communities and stood by them to protect their constitutional rights. This was the first such interaction between me and leaders of Muslim communities as part of a strategy to build goodwill & rapport with the Muslim community.
On 16-01-2011 at 11.00 AM participated in Byaries welfwre association annual conference at Ravindra Kalakshethra, Bangalore.
On 16-02-2011- There a function in connection with Id-Milad at Kuddus Sahib Idga at Millers Road in which I participated.
On 20-08-2011 In the evening at 06.00 PM a grand Iftar feast which was organized at Palace Grounds, for the Muslim brethren.
On 01-10-2011 A Meeting of the Christian Community Leaders was organized in KPCC on 01st October 2011 to discuss divisive policies of the BJP Government in the State. Sri Oscar Fernandes, MP & General Secretary, AICC participated in this meeting. There was a large gathering of Christian leaders from all the Districts in the State. The attacks on Christians, Churches and related issues were discussed in the meeting. The Congress urged the State Govt. to withdraw cases booked against the leaders of the Christian community during the church attacks in various parts of the State.
It was also opined in the meeting that the State Government did not discharge its duty of protecting citizens, and Congress party should come to the rescue of the community, which is facing a serious threat. It was brought to the notice of the delegates that the UPA Government has launched several programmes for the welfare of those belonging to minority communities and stood by them to protect their constitutional rights. This was the first such interaction between me and leaders of Christian communities as part of a strategy to build goodwill & rapport with the Christian community.
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- BACKWARD CLASSES
On 23-01-2011 Participated in a programme of Uppara Yuvakara Sangha inaugural function. More number of youths from Uppara community participated in the programme. In the programme it is pointed out that the Uppara community not been given proper reporesentation in the party organization.
On 27-02-2011 At 12.00 PM participated in all Karnataka Kshatriya convention organised in Nehru Maidan, Hubli. The Backward community people mainly belonging to Kshatria community from all over the state participated in this huge convention.
8. FRONTAL ORGANISATIONS CELLS & DEPARTMENTS
On 16-12-2010 The KPCC President participated in the Bangalore Divisional Mahila Convention organised by State Mahila Congress at Anekal, Bangalore Urban District. Smt. Mohisina Kidwai, Hon’ble General Secretary, AICC, Dr. Prabha Takur, Hon’ble President of All India Mahila Congress Committee participated in which more than 20,000 women participated.
On 08-01-2011 Participated in the Executive Committee meeting of Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee.
On 08-03-2011 Participated in the International Women’s Day function organised by Mahila workers and MLA Sri N.A. Haris in Shanthinagar Assembly constituency.
On 13-03-2011 A huge Mahila Conference was held in Bidar where about 50,000 women workers participated.
On 24-06-2011 Attended the meeting of Office Bearers of KPCC Legal and Human Rights Department at KPCC office. *****
1. ELECTION COMMITTEE MEETING
The election committee meeting of KPCC held on 03.10.2011 to discuss and finalize the candidates for the Graduates and Teachers Constituency. Election to 3 Graduate constituencies and 3 Teachers constituencies in Karnataka is to be held in June 2012 and the notification in this regard to enroll the st voters is issued by the Election Commission of India to enroll voters from 1 of October 2011. The th enrollment was to be completed by 5 of November 2011.
In this meeting there were discussions about the aspirants of each Constituency and after thorough scrutiny it was finalized to recommend 3 name panels to the AICC for final selection of candidates. On th 25 October 2011, the AICC has cleared names of candidates to contest these elections.
2. RURAL LOCAL BODIES ELECTIONS
On 08-12-2010 Notification for the elections to the ZP and TP was announced and a meeting of senior leaders was held to review the situation and take further steps.
On 10-12-2010 There was a meeting of different committees which was constituted for the ZP and TP elections like manifesto committee, tour committee and media committee were held and several decisions with regard to preparation was taken.
21-12-2010 – 25-12-2010 – The KPCC President took part in a massive election campaign public meeting held in Holalkere of Chitradurga district. Over the next few days Honorable President campaigned in Chikkaballapura, Kolar, and Ramanagara districts. And also attended Election meetings at Kolala, Holavanahalli, Kasaba, Puruvara and C.N. Durga Zilla Panchayath constituencies in Tumkur.
In the final run up to campaigning the KPCC President participated in Election meetings in Tarikere of Chikkamagalur district and Adi-Udupi in Udupi district.
On 26-12-2010 Elections for the first phase of ZP and TP elections in 12 districts were held. On the same day the KPCC President held election campaign meetings at Panemangalore of Dakshina Kannada district and Haliyal in Uttara Kannada.
On 27-12-2010 The election campaign meetings at Gudigere and Garag of Dharwad district, Korlahalli of Mundargi taluk in Gadag district was held.
On 28-12-2010 A public meeting in which Sri Gulam Nabi Azad, Hon’ble Union Minister and General Secretary, AICC, Incharge Karnataka, Sri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister for Labour and Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Railways participated was held at Koppal.
On 31-12-2010 The second phase of the elections to the Zilla and Taluka Panchayaths was held in remaining 17 districts.
On 04-01-2011 The results of Zilla and Taluka Panchayath Elections were announced. While there was a setback in some districts there was impressive performance by the Congress candidates both in Zilla and Taluka Panchayaths. Results were encouraging and created optimism about the future.
Out of 1,013 Zilla Panchayath seats Congress won in 353 constituencies. Inspite of the misuse of money and official power and advantage of being a party in power BJP succeeded in 441 seats and difference compared to Congress is only of 88 seats. Congress could take over administration in 11 Zilla Panchayaths out of 30.
3. URBAN LOCAL BODIES ELECTIONS
On 23-06-2011 Participated in the election campaign for the whole day in 180-Banashankari Temple ward of BBMP, where by-election is taking place.
On 20-01-2011 The KPCC President participated in a meeting of party workers at Bangarpet in Kolar district which was convened for the purpose of preparation for the by-election to Bangarpet Assembly Constituency. The by-election was necessitated due to the resignation of Congress MLA Sri Narayanaswamy, who resigned and joined BJP as part of Operation Kamala.
In hi speech to party workers, the KPCC President criticized the BJP and the Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa for resorting to “unethical policies”. He alleged that the Chief Minister and his colleagues are sticking to power by hook or crook and plundering the public exchequer by being involved in a number of scandals.
Union Minister of State for Railways Sri K.H. Muniyappa, DCC President, MLAs, MLC’s and Ex-MLAs and Ex.MLC’s, Zilla and Taluka Panchayath Members Urban local body members have participated in this meeting.
On the same day on 20-01-2011, Sri Gulam Nabi Azadji, Hon’ble Union Minister and Incharge AICC General Secretary for Karnataka paid a visit to Pradesh Congress Office and addressed party leaders and workers.
In his speech to workers Sri Gulam Nabi Azadji said that democracy in the state is in danger as there is no rule of law under BJP Government.
He also assured to the party workers that there is no need for disappointment with regard to the result of Panchayaths elections, however with united efforts and with determination, we can certainly regain the earlier position. He appealed the party workers to shun their differences and strengthen the hands of the PCC President.
On 21-01-2011 The KPCC President visited Davanagere district headquarters and had a preliminary meeting of local leaders and workers to discuss the strategy for the by-election in Jagalur Assembly constituency.
From 01-04-2011 to 06-04-2011 The KPCC President whilst on a campaign tour addressed several public meetings in Jagalur, Channapatna and Bangarpet Assembly constituencies.
On 11-06-2011 There was a meeting of Koppal district leaders and the Honorable President KPCC had a discussion with them regarding steps to be taken to mobilize and motivate the party workers to prepare them for the ensuing by-election of Koppal Assembly Constituency.
On 20-06-2011 Addressed a public meeting at Koppal where Assembly by-election in this Constituency is due. In this public meeting all the senior leaders of the district and workers were present. This was a preparatory public meeting organised by the Koppal District Congress Committee in view of the forth coming Assembly bye-election.
On 02-09-2011 A Meeting of District leaders of Koppal and Raichur Districts was held at the office of KPCC to discuss preparatory steps for the bye-election to Koppal Assembly Constituency scheduled to be held on 26th September 2011, and to collect opinion of the leaders about the selection of candidate to contest the election. In the meeting the KPCC President, Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Smt Motamma, Leader of Opposition, Karnataka Legislative Council were present. The majority of the leaders present in the meeting opined to have Sri Basavaraj K. Hitnal as our party candidate to contest in the election.
On 16-09-2011 The KPCC President participated in election campaign meetings along with Sri Madhusudan Mistryji, in the Koppal Assembly Constituency for the whole day. We had press conference at Koppal and attended campaign meetings in different places and at 2.30 PM attended a huge public meeting at Koppal town.
On 18-09-2011 to 25-09-2011 The KPCC President camped in Koppal for 8 days to campaign and organize the campaign strategy. Leaders were given responsibilities and assigned certain booths. This covered all the 210 booths in the Assembly Constituency. The President himself campaigned for our party candidate every day from 09.00 AM to late in the night in different places throughout the Assembly Constituency. The leaders and workers from all over the State arrived in Koppal Constituency and participated in the election campaign. In spite of all the efforts put together by the leaders and workers of the party, we were unable to win the seat which went to the BJP.
On 03-10-2011 A meeting of leaders from Udupi and Chikmagalur Districts covering the Udupi Chikmagalur Loksabha Constituency was held on the 3rd of October 2011 in the office of the KPCC. This was to review in advance and to make proper preparations for the election.
The meeting was presided over by the President, KPCC and Sri Siddaramaiah, CLP Leader, Smt Motamma, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council and Sri Vinay Kumar Sorake, Secretary, AICC, DCC and Block Presidents of Udupi & Chikmagalur Districts and leaders from both the Districts participated in this meeting.
1. DISTRESS BELLARY & HOSPET TALUKS
On 05-11-2010 The KPCC President visited Bellary District as reports about the endemic spread of Maleria and Dengue like diseases in some of the villages around Hospet Taluk in Bellary District had broken. During the course of this tour the President visited these villages and assessed the situation and met the affected people, consoled them and assured them that steps will be taken to solve their problems. The Honorable also addressed the media and brought it to the notice of the State Government and urged them to depute specialist doctors and send medicines to the affected villages. He also contacted the local Taluk administration and health officials and advised them to take serious note of the situation and to take remedial action immediately.
2. FLOODS HIREKERUR, MUNDARGI & RON
On 20-11-2010 The KPCC President visited Mavinathoppa village of Hirekerur taluk of Haveri district, who were agitating for long pending disbursement of the relief package for the lands required for the purpose of Upper Tunga Project. The family of the riot leader who had committed suicide during the agitation for the cause of farmers was consoled.
On 21-11-2010 on this day the Honorable KPCC President visited the several villages of Mundargi and Ron Taluk in Gadag district, which were affected by untimely heavy rainfall.
3. FLOOD VICTIMS
On 20-06-2011 – The Honorable KPCC President stayed over night in a house of dalith family in Chikkasugur Village in Raichur Rural Assembly constituency of Raichur District to take up a cause of flood victims who do not have a roof over their head after being hit by the calamity in 2009. He spent the night in a tent meant for flood victims and came to know himself the problems faced by these peoples and fight for their cause as the Govt. had failed to construct permanent houses for them. Since September 2009 these people have been residing in tents. The Govt. failed to fulfill its promises. It spent money but did not create quality infrastructure.