As Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee Chairman Raksha Ramaiah’s term ends on January 31, 2022, Mohammed Haris Nalapad is set to be sworn in as committee chairman in the first week of February, sources say. party.
Mr Nalapad is the son of Congress MP for Shantinagar NA Haris, while Mr Ramaiah is the son of former Congress Minister MR Seetharam.
Mr Ramaiah became youth wing chairman in February 2021 in a contentious election after his rival Mr Nalapad won the most votes but was disqualified for a case against him.
Both leaders claimed the top job after the result. Leaders including KPCC chairman DK Shivakumar and Indian Youth Congress chairman BV Srinivas discussed a power-sharing formula and told Ramaiah to serve as chairman until end of January 2022. The position of KPYCC Chairman has a term of three years.
Party sources said Mr Nalapad is expected to be sworn in as youth wing president in the first week of February at a mere reception in the city due to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Mr. Nalapad said
he played no part in a drunken brawl involving Youth Congress workers late Wednesday night.
According to congressional sources, Nalapad hosted a lunch meeting for Youth Congress leaders at a private hotel on Wednesday to plan his swearing-in program.
Later in the day, Mr Nalapad’s supporters are said to have attacked Ballari Youth Congress President Siddu Halleygouda, who allegedly supported former NSUI President HS Manjunatha in the KPYCC presidential election. last year.
On Thursday, a message circulated on social media claiming Mr Halleygouda had been assaulted by Mr Nalapad’s supporters.
Mr. Nalapad told reporters that he had been targeted through no fault of his own. “If someone fought, why is my name dragged? Why am I being targeted repeatedly? ” He asked. There was a plot within the party to target him, Mr Nalapad alleged.