Karnataka Minister Shivakumar to head Congress campaign committee

New Delhi: Karnataka Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar was on Saturday appointed chairman of the 70- member Congress campaign committee for the coming state assembly elections in which state party president G. Parameshwara and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will also be members.

The list cleared by Congress President Rahul Gandhi also contains names of several ministers including S.R. Patil, party working president Dinesh Gundurao, senior leader party’s leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and actors Ramya and M.H. Ambarish.

Among others are state Textile Minister Baburao Chunchansur, former state Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Saroke, former Central Aviation Minister C.M. Ibrahim and member of legistative assembly including Abhay Chadra Jain and Shivara Thangadagi.

The dates for assembly elections for the southern state have not been declared yet. The state is divided into 224 Assembly constituencies spread across 30 districts.