While Oommen Chandy will be replacing Digvijaya Singh, who was appointed as chairman of Madhya Pradesh Congress campaign committee, Gogoi will take over Dr C P Joshi.
“Atmosphere of fear, hatred, and violence was created in the last four years of the Modi government,” AICC General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said at the joint press conference.
Kairana bypoll: Angry farmers, united Opposition, BJP will have to work hard to avoid a Gorakhpur repeat
As the Modi government enters the fifth year of its term, a scrutiny of votes polled during 22 assembly elections since 2014 reveals a broad pattern of consolidation of votes among major contenders, and the squeezing out of marginal players and Independents.
“We are also yet to decide on what portfolios have to go to them and what should be with us, then five years term- whether they should be or we should also…all those modalities we have still not discussed,” said G Parameshwara.
The development comes ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Mandsaur district of the state on June 6 to mark the first anniversary of the death of six farmers in police firing.
The two parties exercised great caution during Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony. All the MLAs were brought to Vidhana Soudha in busses and taken back to the hotel and resort after the event despite the BJP having boycotted the event.
“Some of our leaders and I personally feel EVMs have been manipulated by BJP. Many Congress leaders lost at places even where Congress had a stronghold,” Parameshwara said.
Petrol, diesel price hike Highlights: “The oil ministry is of the view to bring petroleum products under the purview of the GST in order to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel. We are deliberating on an immediate solution to this problem till that time,” Dharmendra Pradhan said in Bhubaneswar.
Kumaraswamy and Deputy chief minister, G Parameshwara of the Congress were sworn on Wednesday.
H D Kumaraswamy took oath as Karnataka’s 24th chief minister in presence of leaders from at least 10 parties at a grand show of Opposition unity outside the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Wednesday.
Karnataka government formation: The oath-taking ceremony for Kumaraswamy and Parameshwara Wednesday will have Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi as prominent guests.
Congress said BJP’s “hypocrisy” and “double standards” were exposed in Karnataka and that it has neither the “moral authority” nor “credibility” to question the Congress and the JD(S) now.
Revealing the breakup of the cabinet, Congress’ state in-charge K C Venugopal told ANI that the party has been alloted 22 out of the 34 ministries.
Digvijaya Singh had recently embarked on a six-month-long ‘Narmada Yatra’ along with his wife Amrita and several of his supporters.