BANGALORE: Stating that he owes a lot to the Congress and its top brass for reposing faith in him to work in several capacities, including his present position as external affairs minister, senior Congress leader S M Krishna vowed to repay it by bringing the party once again back in power in Karnataka. Addressing a meeting of the leaders of the party’s Bangalore revenue division here on Sunday, Krishna sought the cooperation of party’s rank and file in his efforts to bring to an end to BJP’s “misrule” and place the Congress in the saddle of power in the state.
He would use all his experience and energy to see the party rise in power again, he said.
Stating that he did not want to come back to state politics, Krishna, who was also the chief minister of the state, said: “I am indebted to the Organisation a lot.” Several party leaders, including former Union railway minister C K Jaffer Sharief, and Opposition leaders in the Karnataka Legislature, Siddaramaiah and Motamma, attended the meeting.
It was also resolved in the meeting to hold a massive protest rally in Bangalore on February 25 against the “corrupt” BJP government in the state “which also failed to provide good governance”.
In a separate meeting of the party workers and the leaders from Mysore division, Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa made an appeal to strengthen the party at the grassroots level.Muniyappa asked the party men to shun differences among themselves and adhere to party’s discipline.
The meeting decided to organise a divisional-level meeting of party workers in Hassan next month.
He called upon the party workers to ensure the victory of the Congress candidate in the by-election to the Udupi- Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency on March 18, by taking advantage of the BJP’s “misrule and corruption”.