The Karnataka Congress finds itself in controversy yet again and this time as damage control, has suspended MLA Roshan Baig. This, it stated was due to his “anti-party” activities. Baig was embroiled in one controversy after another.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress MLA R Roshan Baig has been suspended from the party for ‘anti-party’ activities. The suspension letter came on Tuesday (June 18) and it read that Baig has been suspended on the basis of an inquiry.
"All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by KPCC to take action against R Roshan Baig, MLA on account of his anti-party activities," the Karnataka Congress said in a press release.
"He has been suspended from the party with immediate effect, on the basis of inquiry conducted on this matter," it said.
Hitting out at Congress leaders for the party's performance in the Lok Sabha election, Baig, an MLA from Bengaluru’s Shivajinagar, had recently held former state chief minister Siddaramaiah's "arrogance" and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao's "immaturity" responsible for the "flop show." He also called AICC general secretary KC Venugopal a "buffoon."
He had also dropped hints of quitting the party, and appealed to Muslims to "compromise" with the situation, on NDA returning to power. The Karnataka PCC had issued a show cause notice to Baig for his conduct, to which he has not responded, according to sources.
Earlier in the day, Rao had said Baig's alleged links with IMA Jewels involved in an alleged financial fraud, duping thousands of investors, would be brought to the notice of central leadership for further action.
Revenue minister RV Deshpande on Monday (June 17) said Baig had introduced the firm's owner Mohammed Mansoor Khan to him about two months ago but denied doing any undue favour.
Baig, a seven-time MLA and a former minister, has been expressing displeasure against the Congress party leadership on not being included in the coalition Cabinet headed by HD Kumaraswamy.
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Last Updated Jun 19, 2019, 9:08 AM IST