Bengaluru: The Congress party’s troubleshooter and seven-time MLA, DK Shivakumar, took charge as the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s president on Thursday, July 2 at the conference hall of the party’s new building in Bengaluru. Dinesh Gundu Rao, who had been serving as the KPCC president, handed over the baton to Shivakumar. Rao resigned from the post following the party’s defeat in by-elections in December last year. Only a few senior leaders of the party attended the function, as public gatherings are banned in view of the lockdown. All leaders and party workers across the country watched the live proceedings through Kannada channels and social media network. Over 7,800 giant television screens had been set up across locations in gram panchayats, blocks, municipalities, and wards of city corporations in the State.
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