Former chief minister S M Krishna has joined the chorus of Congressmen demanding a ministerial berth for KPCC president G Parameshawara.
“Parameshwara has done his best for the last three-and-a-half-years. He has been partly responsible for bringing the party back to power. That has to be rewarded,” Krishna said in a chat with Express.
“Once the Lok Sabha results are out, I think it would be the time when the Congress high command should seriously consider how to reward him,” he added.
Krishna is said to have been instrumental in getting Parameshwara the KPCC post. Several Congress legislators and senior ministers, including D K Shivakumar and H C Mahadevappa, have been demanding that Parameshwara be inducted into the ministry.
In fact, Parameshwara had earlier said that there is nothing wrong in aspiring for the deputy chief minister’s post. On his advice for Chief Minister Sidaramaiah, Krishna said he does not believe in giving unsolicited advice.
“If the government asks me for advice, I am duty-bound to spell out my experience and wisdom,” he said.
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Krishna will start campaigning for party candidates in Bangalore from Wednesday. He is participating in a road-show organised by the BBMP Congress unit.
A special vehicle will tour the city. All the four party candidates — Rizwan Arshad (Bangalore Central), C Narayanaswamy (North), Nandan Nilekani (South) and D K Suresh (Bangalore Rural) — will take part in the road show.
Information Minister R Roshan Baig said Krishna’s tech-savvy image would help wrest all the three seats in Bangalore from the BJP.