Mangaluru, May 30, 2019: INTUC youth wing President Puneeth Shetty has taken strong exception to his suspension from the party and has claimed that the District Congress President has no right to suspend him.
Speaking to reporters here on May 30, Thursday, he said he has not received any notice from the DCC or the KPCC.
"I am a dedicated INTUC worker and my work has been appreciated by several senior leaders in the party including D K Shivakumar and former CM Siddaramaiah," he said and alleged that he was suspended by the District Congress Chief at the behest of Youth Congress President Mithun Rai.
He went on to allege that Congress office bearers supported by Mithun Rai were involved in anti-party activities. He also claimed that the party has lost all elections after Harish Kumar became the District Congress Chief. Puneeth further demanded that Harish Kumar should be replaced and a capable leader like Ramanatha Rai be appointed. He also said he has written a letter to KPCC in this regard.
Puneeth Shetty also hurled several allegations against Mithun Rai and said Mithun who claims to be in the party office for 365 days of the year, was not seen in office since two days.