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CM Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar hold dialogue with MLAs to cease displeasure

Bengaluru : The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM D K Shivakumar have launched a series of district-level dialogue with party legislators from Monday to cease the displeasue in the party.
The meeting of Uttara Kannada command has been held on Thursday at the Chief Minister’s Official Residence in Bengaluru in which the senior MLA R V Deshpande of Haliyal, Ports and Inland Water Transport Minister and District In-charge Minister Mankal S Vaidya, Karwar-Ankola MLA Satish Sail and Sirsi MLA Bhimanna Naik were present.
The meeting centre around allegations made by senior party MLAs that some ministers are inaccessible and they are not given any say in administrative issues such as transfers and allocation of funds for developmental works.
At least 30 MLAs recently signed a letter addressed to the chief minister, urging him to convene a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party. While Siddaramaiah convened the meeting on July 27 in Bengaluru, the high command held two meetings in New Delhi earlier this month with senior functionaries from Karnataka.
The state functionaries claimed the district-wise meetings of MLAs are being held at the instance of the high command. “Our efforts have been impactful, and the meetings of MLAs in the presence of ministers are being held after we flagged certain issues.
As a first step, they met a delegation of Muslim legislators and senior functionaries from the community on Sunday. “It was part of the meetings the chief minister and I are jointly holding to hear all communities and MLAs. We will hold more such meetings with other communities, apart from the meetings of MLAs,” said Shivakumar.