By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Congress has leaders and Congress will bounce back with renewed vigor .In Karnataka Dalits are number one in population as reported in Media . Congress has power .In Karnataka SC left are deciding factors in many constituencies in Karnataka and reportedly CM and AICC Leaders requested to give Cabinet Berth to Sri RB Timmapur in Karnataka Cabinet headed by Siddramaiah as state is going to general elections in 2018 and SC left are not given proportionate representation as given to SC left right.. AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi described the dalits as reed ki haddi'' (spine of the Congress) and said they required the escape velocity of Jupiter'' (the speed that an object needs to be travelling to break free of a planet or moon's gravity)to achieve success.
The scheduled castes (SC) and tribes (ST) in Karnataka together constitute 23.5% and account for 18% reservation in government and educational sectors (15% for SCs and 3% for STs). But the reportedly SCs left are more in numbersas Right Hand (Holayas) and Left Hand(Madigas) are distinctly identified.There is no deficit of dalit leaders across political party lines in Karnataka with the Congress having a surfeit who are heavyweights. In the vertical divide among the dalits though the Left SCs population is more in Karnataka, they feel the Rights have cornered most benefits in jobs and education. Hence, even if a leader were to emerge the sub-identity of the Dalit comes to the forefront to suppress the individual.Discontent in 'left' group of SCs may cost congress dear in 2018 election if congress do not give proper representations to SC Left . Congress need to be in social media with full power. The spokespersons have to be selected carefully. Dynamic people with good presence of mind are required to tackle the questions of the media. The way they answer the questions largely determines the impact the party has on the general public.
"The 'left' group plays a decisive role in Bellary, Chitradurga, Raichur, Tumkur, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Bagalkot Parliamentary constituencies. What is wrong in fielding candidates from the group in three constituencies?”asks a political expert . "Considering the population, the Congress should have fielded candidates from the "left” group in at least 18 of the 36 Assembly constituencies. According to statistics made available by "left” group leaders, of the total population of 5.20 crore (2001 Census) in Karnataka, the SC's share is 1.20 crore. The Left group being identified as "Yedagai” forms major chunk with a population of 60 lakh (50 per cent), the "right” group, popularly known as "Balagai”, has a population of 40 lakh (35 per cent). The remaining people of the community come under Lambani, Vadda and Korama communities of SC.
Congress need to give proportionate importance to all caste and creeds and Vakkaliga and Lingayat communities .Mr M.S. Rajshekhar (Extreme Right) most popular congress face in Karnataka fromLingayat community who is since 1983 a active congress worker is doing hectic lobbying for chairman post for himself and recently in New Delhi meeting all AICC Leaders. Mr M.S. Rajashekhar, most popular congress face in Karnataka from Lingayath community is in forefront of meeting Smt. Sonia Gandhiji, (AICC President) all AICC Members, KPCC President and our Hon'ble Chief minister of Karnataka Sri.Siddaramaiah and hopes that they all will give him opportunity toas he is young and senior leader among Lingayath Community .