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Belagavi: As Party Legislators Leader Siddaramaiah and State President Dinesh Gundurao, bearing the responsibility of the humiliating defeat in the by-polls, resigned on Monday, the Belagavi District Congress Committee has appealed the party High Command not to accept the resignations, instead give them additional responsibility.

At a news conference here on Tuesday, District President Vinay Navalgatti, District (Rural) Asif Saith said losing the election is common to all party and other contestants, it was the highness of Siddaramaiah and Gundurao who held themselves responsible and resigned for the posts. Everyone, even the Opposition know better how both worked for the election. Keeping aside their family and personal life, they campaigned day to night in the constituencies. However, due to other illegal and immorality from BJP, the party had to defeat, they said.

Saith said, not only the leaders but even the grassroots workers disappointed with the outcome of the election, they all could lose hope if the resignation of both were accepted and assured the High Command of getting back to the old strength in the district as well in the state.