Bangalore, May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

Ruling Congress will hold a meeting on May 28 to introspect and find the reasons for the party's poor performance in the recent election to the Lok Sabha, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dr G Parameshwar said today.

The Congress won only 9 LS seats of the total 28 despite the Siddaramaiah Government having launched various populous schemes.

Speaking to newspersons after participating at Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary function here, Dr Parameshwar said Chief Minister and Ministers among others will participate in the meeting in which the reports right from block level will be scrutinised.

He said action will be taken against party leaders, Ministers and Legislators if they were found to have worked against party candidate in the election. 'Disciplinary action will be initiated without any hesitation against those who have worked against party candidates,' he added.

Replying to a question, Dr Parameshwar said voters have not rejected Congress.

The number of seats may be less but as compared to 2009 LS election, the party has received 1.5 per cent more votes, he claimed.

"The people wanted a change at the Centre and hence less number of seats and the picture is same in other non-BJP ruled States," he added.

Agreeing that the party performance was not upto the mark, Dr Parameshwar said that measures will be taken to strengthen the party in the coming days.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)