Congress Sacks 7 Block Chiefs as Rebellion Brews in Karnataka’s Mandya Over JD(S) Candidate
The Karnataka Congress has dismissed seven of its block presidents in Mandya district for failing to toe the party line to support the candidature of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.
Ever since it was announced that Mandya Lok Sabha seat would go to the JD(S) as per the coalition agreement, the Congress has been besieged by protests in this south Karnataka district.
Party workers are up in arms against their state leadership, saying that late actor Ambareesh's wife Sumalatha should have been given the ticket.
They argued that even if Sumalatha was not fielded, they should not have been forced to campaign for yet another grandson of Deve Gowda.