After persuading the party high command to set up a coordination panel to rein in Chief Minister Siddarmaiah, state Congress chief G Parameshwara has reminded the CM of the need to include the party’s poll promises in the July 12 Budget.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president who had sent a letter to Siddaramaiah on June 28, released it to the media on Saturday after the CM feigned ignorance of it. “I have got no letter,’’ he said in Mysore.
In the letter, Parameshwara asked the CM and his Cabinet colleagues to take into confidence defeated Congress candidates in 102 Assembly segments about development and decisions pertaining to their constituencies.
The KPCC chief, who was a strong contender for the top post, suffered a shock defeat in the Koratagere constituency.
Parameshwara’s letter stated: “People of Karnataka have backed the Congress in the Assembly polls with a lot of confidence and hope. The party, in its election manifesto has announced several programmes that would bring in changes in people’s lives. In the light of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, there is a responsibility on the government to fulfil them. Efforts should be made to incorporate these programmes as much as possible in the state Budget.’’