Will rise like a phoenix, says Prasad

Published: 09th November 2016 01:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2016 03:24 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

MYSURU: Former minister V Srinivasa Prasad said he will contest the Nanjangud bypoll and rise like a phoenix.


Addressing a mammoth gathering during ‘Swabhimana Samavesha’, he launched a no-holds-barred attack against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the Congress government, saying the people’s court will decide his strength and the fate of the government.


Terming both Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and G Parameshwara as betrayers for stabbing him in the back to accommodate Priyank Kharge, a first-time legislator, into the Cabinet, he said: “You people might have conspired against me. But I will prove my mettle.”  


Prasad compared Siddaramaiah’s rule to Muhammad bin Tughlaq’s for rampant corruption, nepotism and favouritism. “The chief minister sacked 14 ministers. Now he has the most inefficient members like Kagodu Thimappa and Ramesh Kumar who kept on attacking the government for the last three years,” he said.


Parameshwara, with no background of the organisation and mass movement, complained against Siddaramaiah for defeating him in Koratagere, but has now joined hands with him to become minister, he said. 


Terming the duo as bale jodi (a good pair), he said people will pack up the Congress to achieve Congress-mukt Karnataka. Prasad clarified that he had not gone knocking on the doors of the CM or the KPCC chief for cabinet post.  

“I will show who I am when the elections are held in Varuna and Chamundeshwari constituencies.”  Prasad said he wanted to respectfully retire from active politics. “I have been humiliated in the fag end of my political carreer. I have been invited by BJP, JD(S), RPI, BSP and others. I will hold talks with my followers before announcing decision to join any political party.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp