Udupi, May 07, 2022: Former Fisheries and Sports Minister Pramod Madhwaraj who was recently appointed as the Vice President of Congress tendered his resignation to KPCC Chief D K Shivakumar on Saturday.
He later joined BJP in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, State BJP Chief Nalin Kumar Kateel and Minister R Ashok.
In his resignation Pramod has expressed unhappiness about the situation in the Udupi district Congress in the last three years.
“At the outset I take this opportunity to thank you and the Congress party for appointing me as one of the Vice Presidents of KPCC recently. You and the party are aware of my humble contributions in building up the Congress party in the past by spending my time and hard-earned money for the party and similarly the Congress party has reciprocated by offering me various posts in the Government during my tenure as elected representative,” Pramod said in the letter.
“I have worked with dedication and honesty to the best of my capacity for my constituency, district and the State. In the year 2018 a survey was conducted by “Dhaksh“ on behalf of Times of India, Deccan Herald and Prajavani and I was ranked as the best and Number 1 performing MLA in the State of Karnataka,” he said.
“However I regret to inform you that since the last three years the situation in the Udupi district Congress party has been a bad experience for me thus leading to political suffocation and the facts of which have been brought to your kind notice and informed to other party leaders by me. I have observed that no worthwhile steps have been taken by the party to redress my grievances regarding the prevailing situation in the Udupi district Congress party,” he said.
“Due to the circumstances explained above I have reached a point wherein its becoming Impossible for me to continue in the Congress party and to do justice to the new post that has been assigned to me recently. Hence I have decided not to accept the post of vice-presidentship of KPCC and also to tender my resignation to the primary membership of the Congress party,” he added. Pramod has expressed his gratitude to leaders and workers of the Congress party.