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Dissent in Congress over candidate list for Karnataka Assembly polls, disgruntled workers create ruckus
Shortly after the party announced its list of candidates for the Assembly elections, Congress workers in Karnataka revolted against the state leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Disgruntled leaders threatened to resign from the party membership, even as their loyalists vandalised party offices and created a ruckus at various places within the state. Visuals showed Congress workers vandalising offices in Mandya, Mangaluru, Hangal, Badami, Kolar and many other constituencies.

  New Delhi: Shortly after the party announced its list of candidates for the Assembly elections, Congress workers in Karnataka revolted against the state leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Disgruntled leaders threatened to resign from the party membership, even as their loyalists vandalised party offices and created a ruckus at various places within the state. Visuals showed Congress workers vandalising offices in Mandya, Mangaluru, Hangal, Badami, Kolar and many other constituencies. Voices of dissent were visible even when the list was being made public, with many citing that party has not applied the "one-family, one-ticket" formula for the Karnataka polls and granted tickets to the Chief Minister and his son, Home Minister and his daughter, and the Law Minister and his son.

Leaders have also cited that "outsiders", who are supporters of CM Siddharamaiah, have been given tickets against loyalists who have been with the party for years. “This is not Indira Gandhi’s Congress. This is Siddaramaiah’s Tughlaq Congress,” senior leader P Ramesh, who announced his decision to contest from a JD (S) seat, was quoted as saying by Times of India. Condemning the vandalism by Congress workers, S Prakash, spokesperson, BJP said, "Congress leadership should step in and act against people who are indulging in vandalism and destruction."
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