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AICC secretaries meet disgruntled MLAs

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

In an effort to pacify party legislators disgruntled over denial of ministerial berths in the coalition government, two AICC Secretaries today met MLAs here and heard their grievances.

AICC secretaries and met about 10 MLAs at senior H K Patil's residence for about six hours, where legislators are said to have conveyed their feelings.

"Today the two AICC secretaries came and discussedwith us... a few more MLAs those who were not in the city have to meet them. Tomorrow they are likely to talk to them also," told

He said the meeting lasted for about six hours. After tomorrow's discussions, the AICC secretaries would inform the decision makers of what was discussed, he said.

There is growing discontent among newly electedCongress lawmakers who were left out during the Cabinetexpansion, with many openly expressing dissatisfaction andholding separate meetings.

The disquiet that had come out in the open soon after the cabinet expansion last week has considerably gone silent in the last two days, following efforts by the party leadership to pacify upset MLAs.

Asked what he has he decided or asked for, Patil,without revealing much, said "the discussion itself is halfcomplete, let it be over."

During the weekend, had visited his constituencyin Gadag, where his supporters have been demandingMinistership for him.

Recently another party MLA and former M B Patil, who has emerged as the of a group of dissident MLAs, was called to Delhi, where he met

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 21:30 IST