Congress appoints B N Chandrappa as working president of Karnataka unit
NEW DELHI: Days ahead of the Karnataka Assembly polls, the Congress on Sunday appointed B N Chandrappa as working president of its state unit. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has appointed Chandrappa working president in the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, a party statement said.
The Karnataka unit is headed by D K Shivakumar.
The appointment of Chandrappa comes after Karnataka Congress working president R Dhruvanarayana passed away last month.
The Congress has so far declared 142 candidates for the polls.
The Congress is seeking to wrest power from the BJP in Karnataka, the only southern state where the saffron party is in power The elections to the 224-member assembly will be held on May 10 and results will be declared on May 13.
Source: Press Trust of India