Staff Correspondent

Manjunath Kunnur is the candidate for Dharwad seat

Party workers’ convention in Hubli on Tuesday

HUBLI: With the Congress high command announcing former MP Manjunath Kunnur as the candidate for the Dharwad parliamentary constituency on Saturday, there is a flurry of activity in various units of the party in the district.

The Congress in the district was for long considered a “divided house”. However, a few days ago Congress leaders from all the Assembly constituencies coming under the Dharwad parliamentary constituency resolved to iron out internal differences and to put up a united fight in the elections. Even those who had lobbied for the ticket had also decided to accept the decision of the high command and work for the victory of the party candidate.

On Sunday, members of Hubli-Dharwad unit of the Youth Congress held a meeting and chalked out campaign programmes and allocated responsibilities to block-level and booth-level workers.

Anand Jadhav, Shoib Jamadar, Mohan Patil, Shridhar Shet and others who addressed the meeting stressed the need for the workers to inform the public about development programmes of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government.

Meanwhile, Hubli-Dharwad unit of the Congress has convened a convention of party workers on Tuesday in Hubli.

Addressing presspersons here on Sunday, former Mayor Anilkumar Patil said that working president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee D.K. Shivakumar, president of the State unit of the Youth Congress Krishna Byre Gowda, former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao would address the convention and kick-start the campaign. Nearly 20,000 Congress workers expected to participate in the convention which will be held at M.T. Mill Ground, off Karwar Road in Hubli.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kunnur held meetings with various office-bearers of the district unit to discuss his campaign strategy, according to sources.