A day after being suspended from the party, Karnataka Congress MLA, R Roshan Baig, addressed the media asking no action was taken against other party members. He said that he still stands by what he said.
Bengaluru: A disgruntled Karnataka MLA, R Roshan Baig, raised questions against the Congress’s standards while addressing media. He was suspended from the party for ‘anti-party’ activities yesterday.
The MLA said that he found out about his suspension from the party on June 18 (Tuesday), but that he continues to stand by what he said.
Baig stated, “What I have said is true. I have not mocked Rahul Gandhi.” He went ahead to say that Rahul Gandhi had quit because of the party’s poor performance in the recently-held Lok Sabha election.
“Why no action has been taken against those who worked for independent candidate Sumalatha in Mandya?” questioned Baig. He also asked why the party has not taken any action against those leaders, who worked against Congressman KH Muniyappa.
The MLA stated that the party has to be transparent. He also said that his statement are by and large the general sentiment in the party.
Baig concluded by saying that he had ensured a good majority for the Congress in his constituency Shivajinagar in Bengaluru. He went ahead to mention that he feels sorry for Rahul Gandhi.
Baig is an MLA in Shivajinagar who had made it to the headlines after he stated several reasons for the poor performance of the Karnataka Congress in the recently-contested Lok Sabha election. According to him, it is the former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s “arrogance” and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao’s “immaturity” that led to Congress’s “flop show”.
The suspended leader had also called All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary KC Venugopal a “buffoon”.
Last Updated 19, Jun 2019, 2:55 PM IST