Don't Give Opposition Chance to Flay Govt, CM Told - The New Indian Express

Don't Give Opposition Chance to Flay Govt, CM Told

Published: 15th May 2014 08:26 AM

Last Updated: 15th May 2014 08:26 AM

A meeting of the KPCC Coordination Committee has reportedly advised the chief minister not to take any decisions that would anger people and help the Opposition target the government.

The meeting on Wednesday was chaired by Digvijay Singh, AICC general secretary and in-charge of party affairs in the state.

According to sources, it discussed several issues, including the functioning of members of the Cabinet and also took stock of the expected post-poll scenario in the state.

Singh reportedly expressed disapproval of the functioning of some ministers, who rarely come to the Secretariat and meet people.

The functioning of Housing Minister M H Ambareesh, Revenue Minister V Srinivasprasad, PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree, Textile Minister Baburao Chinchansur, Horticulture Minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa and others was discussed at the meeting, the sources said.

“The AICC leader has directed the chief minister to advise his Cabinet colleagues to change their style of functioning,” a KPCC leader told Express.

Praising the performance of the one-year-old Siddaramaiah government, Singh reportedly advised him to step up drought relief works and focus on providing employment in rural areas extensively. 

Laying emphasis on the need for taking a collective decision on any matter of importance, Singh told the chief minister to take senior leaders of the party into confidence.

The committee gave the green signal to the chief minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara on the appointment of party nominees to various state-owned boards and corporations.

Later, addressing newsmen, Singh said, “We also reviewed the performance of the one-year-old Siddaramaiah government and complimented him on the achievements in this period. Siddaramaiah has done exceedingly well in the last one year,” he said.

He dismissed possibilities of Congress extending outside support to any splinter groups to form government at the Centre and said ‘it has to be a Congress-led government’.

He told reporters that exit polls results are only an ‘illusion’. “Such predictions have proved wrong in 2004 and 2009 General Elections,” he said. “Politics is an art of possibilities,” Singh said.

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