Centre yet to respond to Karnataka’s request: Dr G Parameshwara

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Parameshwara said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written to the Union Government urging them to cancel Prajwal’s passport.
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BENGALURU: Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara on Wednesday said that the Union Government is yet to respond to the State Government’s request to cancel the diplomatic passport of Hassan Member of Parliament Prajwal Revanna.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Parameshwara said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written to the Union Government urging them to cancel Prajwal’s passport. But there is no response from the Union Government, Dr Parameshwara said, adding that the State Government wants the Centre to help them in this regard. “We have even informed the Centre of the warrant issued against Prajwal. It is the responsibility of the Union Government to cancel the passport once a warrant is issued,” he said.

On an audio clip allegedly involving Deputy CM and KPCC president DK Shivakumar that has been raised by state JDS chief and former CM HD Kumaraswamy, Dr Parameshwara said he (Kumaraswamy) has been speaking on everything. “SIT is working under the law. Looks like Kumaraswamy is trying to direct SIT to probe according to him,” he said.

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On the allegations that law and order situation in the state has deteriorated under the Congress rule, Dr Parameshwara said everything is under control. “The CM and I have given the data. Let the BJP answer on how many murders happened during their rule,” he said.

He further said that the Congress has been demanding reservation in private sector too. “Recruitment of lakhs of people are outsourced and that is why it was decided to bring in reservation for outsourced jobs,” he said.

‘No discussion on change in guard in KPCC’

On change in guard in Karnataka Pradesh Congress Commmittee (KPCC), Dr Parameshwara said that there was no discussion in this regard at present. “This, however, is left to the Congress high command. If they want to change, they will and if they feel the present team can continue, then it won’t be changed,” he said.

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