G Parameshwar quits as Karnataka Home Minister to focus on party affairs as KPCC chief ahead of polls

Reportedly, the decision has been taken so that Parameshwara can devote his full time towards discharging his duties as the party president.

Published: 01st June 2017 12:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2017 03:40 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with KPCC president G Parameshwara, after the latter submitted his resignation. (EPS)


BENGALURU: Home Minister G Parameshwar on Thursday tendered his resignation in accordance with instructions from the Congress party high command. The resignation came following the decision by the high command that he must be left free to fully focus on his job as KPCC president ahead of the 2018 Assembly election.

Parameshwar met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday afternoon and submitted his resignation. He is set to concentrate fully on party affairs. The resignation comes as part of the rejig that the Congress high command has effected in the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, with the induction of former minister S R Patil as the second working president along with Dinesh Gundurao. The party has also decided to accommodate  Energy minister D K Shivakumar as chairman of the Congress Campaign Committee. 

Submitting the resignation, Parameshwar said he would live up to the expectations of the party leadership as KPCC chief, with the co-operation of the party rank and file. 

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