In the run-up to the next Legislative Assembly elections, the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) wing of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has decided to hold a State-, district- and Assembly constituency-level conventions of OBCs from September 20.

President of the KPCC’s OBC wing M.V. Venugopal on Sunday held meeting with presidents of the OBC wings of district Congress committees here and announced that the conventions were aimed at mobilising support of the OBCs in favour of the Congress.

Crucial

Noting that votes of OBCs decide the fate of the party in the coming elections, he said misrule of the Bharatiya Janata Party would be exposed during the conventions. Conventions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people, OBCs and minorities would be held at divisional levels, he said.

Asked about the number of OBC candidates that the party was planning to field, Mr. Venugopal said, “I have no powers to issue ticket. But I will place proposals about the number of potential winning OBC candidates before the KPCC president.”

Oath

Before the commencement of the meeting, presidents of the district OBC wings took an oath and expressed their solidarity with Mr. Venugopal and also KPCC president G. Parameshwara.

Leaders of the party’s OBC wing would also visit drought-hit districts, Mr. Venugopal said.

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