BENGALURU: Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee Chief, Mohammed Haris Nalapad on Monday held the post of youth wing chairman by performing some rituals at Congress Bhavan on Race Course Road. Shortly after taking office, he visited KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar and Congress Campaign Committee Chairman MB Patil and sought their blessings.
As per an earlier agreement, outgoing KPYCC Chairman Raksha Ramaiah’s term ends on January 31 and Nalapad was due to take office on February 1. But Tuesday being a new moon day, which is not considered auspicious, Nalapad performed the rituals on Monday his followers told TNIE. He is expected to officially take office on February 10, he added. “After getting consent from AICC and outgoing KPYCC President Raksha Ramaiah, I take charge. My aim is to make Rahul Gandhi the Prime Minister of India,” Nalapad told reporters.
“As per decision made earlier by IYC, @nalapad will take over as President of @IYCKarnataka effective immediately. youth, Srinivas BV.
Nalapad along with his grandfather NA Mohammed and his father NA Haris and their followers organized an all religions event where ‘havan’ was held according to Hindu rituals and prayers were also offered according to Islamic and Christian customs.
Polls to elect KPYCC officers, including the chairman, were held between January 10 and 12 last year virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. There were also allegations that Nalapad won the polls by “illegal” means with the help of Bitcoin scam key defendant Sriki.
Although he received 64,203 votes against 57,271 for Raksha Ramaiah, the question went all the way to the party’s high command. Additionally, since Nalapad was facing criminal charges in a pub attack case, his care was postponed. Following this, Raksha became President and after the intervention of Srinivas BV, it was decided that the former’s term would end on January 1, 2022 to pave the way for taking over Nalapad.