The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Wednesday decided to dissolve the present committee of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). The KPCC President Dilip Gundu Rao and Working President Easwar Khandre have been retained.

This was announced by the party in an official statement.

This comes a day after the Congress suspended its Bengaluru MLA R Roshan Baig for alleged anti-party activities.

“We made a request to Congress President Rahul Gandhi that we need to organise the committee we had made before elections,” said KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao.

“Congress President gave approval (to dissolve KPCC). Now we’ve to see how to reorganise not only KPCC but also district Congress and Block Congress committees. It’ll be a total reorganisation of the party at all levels,” said Rao.

On MLA Roshan Baig’s suspension from the party, Gundu Rao said, “Preliminary enquiry led to his suspension. Now AICC will decide after further enquiry. Also, instead of going to media, he should have gone to leaders in Delhi, it would have been more sensible.”

Roshan Baig, a former Congress minister, is an eight-time legislator from the Shivajinagar Assembly segment in the city centre.

Earlier in May, the Karnataka Congress had sent a notice to Baig over his statements on AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal, KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader and former CM Siddaramaiah.

Baig had been sulking against the party leadership since a year for being denied a cabinet post despite being the Muslim face of the party after the death of veteran party leader Jaffer Shariff in November last year.