Diwakar Babu is Bellary district Congress head

M. Diwakar Babu

M. Diwakar Babu  

Staff Correspondent

Party workers urged to offer him full support

He takes over from Abdul Wahab

Babu was unanimous choice

BELLARY: M. Diwakar Babu, former Minister, took over as president of the Bellary District Congress Committee from outgoing president Abdul Wahab here on Sunday.

Addressing party leaders and workers who had gathered in large numbers, Mr. Babu said he had accepted the post as a challenge and sought their cooperation in order to discharge his responsibilities.

He said he was keen on reintroducing the age-old party policy of ‘caring and sharing’. “Our focus is to defeat the BJP and strive hard for the welfare of the people, especially the poor and needy.

All party workers should eschew differences and join hands to strengthen the Congress,” he said.

B.R. Yavagal, senior leader, who had come as party observer, said that Mr. Babu was unanimously chosen to head the district unit and wanted party workers to extend full support to him.

Jalaja Nayak, another senior leader and observer, said Mr. Babu’s unanimous election ultimately reflected the unity of leaders and expressed confidence that all party workers would ensure the Congress’ success. Venkatarao Ghorpade, the former zilla panchayat president, underlined the need for Congress leaders and workers to realise the demands of the present situation, and bury differences. Accusing the BJP of destroying the democratic fabric of society here, he wanted party workers to gear up to fight the Lok Sabha polls with rigour.

“The BJP has failed to provide good administration and to protect the people. Under these circumstances, the Congress is now regaining lost ground. It is the duty of all party workers to respond positively in this regard”, he said.

Mr. Yadav, KPCC coordinator, criticised Hindutva organisations for attacking pubs and women and sought to know what right they had to do so. He held the Chief Minister responsible for the collapse of law and order in the State.

Tukaram, Sandur MLA, spoke.

Bhagirathi Marula-Siddanagouda, former Minister, and M. Shankar Reddy were present.

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