Dinesh Gundu Rao, the newly appointed Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president (KPCC) on Wednesday said the aim of the party is to “expose BJP” and its “false promises”.
“We are the bridge between seniors and youngsters. Our aim is to see that we do well in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, reorganise and rejuvenate the party and expose BJP and their false promises,” Rao said, reported news agency ANI.
On Monday, the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee held discussions with candidates who were defeated in May. The meeting was attended by former Chief Minister and Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and Dinesh Gundu Rao.
"For the coming Lok Sabha elections, we have to fight with new vigour and defeat the communal forces. To keep them out of power, we have formed a coalition government with JD(S)," Siddaramaiah told reporters after the meeting.
He said those present at the meeting raised some issues and he assured them that these would be taken up with the ministers concerned or in the coordination committee.
With the May 12 assembly polls in Karnataka throwing up a hung verdict, Congress and JD(S) that had bitterly fought each other, forged an alliance to keep out BJP, which emerged as the single largest party, winning 104 of 224 seats.
Seat sharing between Congress and JD(S), that have decided to go together for Lok Sabha polls, is expected to be a major test for the coalition. Rao said the meet also discussed internal affairs of the party and steps to strengthen it.
(With inputs from agencies)