Political / Congress suspends Karnataka leader Roshan Baig for anti-party activities

India Today : Jun 19, 2019, 11:27 AM

Congress on Tuesday suspended its Karnataka MLA Roshan Baig for anti-party activities.

"All India Congress Committee has approved the proposal sent by KPCC to take action against R Roshan Baig, MLA on account of his anti-party activities. He has been suspended from the party with immediate effect," Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee said in a press statement.

Earlier in the day, KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao had told media that he had sought action against Roshan Baig for his outburst against the state leadership.

As Roshan Baig is an AICC member and senior leader, action against him had to be decided by the Congress high command.

Roshan Baig's alleged links with IMA jewels, allegedly involved in a financial fraud, duping thousands of investors, were also brought to the notice of central leadership, Dinesh Gundu Rao had said.

Hitting out at Congress leaders for the party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Roshan Baig had recently held former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's "arrogance" and Dinesh Gundu Rao's "immaturity" responsible for the "flop show".

Roshan Baig had also called KC Venugopal a "buffoon".