I am aspirant for CM post, says Siddaramaiah
By Express News Service - DAVANGERE
03rd November 2012 10:06 AM
“I am one of main aspirants for the CM’s post if the Congress comes to power,” said Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah here on Friday.
On the sidelines of a private programme, Siddaramaiah told reporters that taking into account the political bungling by the BJP, it appears that the Congress will come to power with simple majority and form its own government.
There is no doubt that the Congress will fight the next Assembly elections under joint leadership. The question of who will lead the Congress team does not arise at all, Siddaramaiah said.
On the return of senior Congress leader S M Krishna, Siddaramaiah said the former external affairs minister has tendered his resignation to make way for young blood.
Krishna will take up whatever responsibility is given to him and no one, including KPCC president G Parameshwara, can offer him a post unless the high command approves, he said.
On H D Kumaraswamy’s statement that no Congress MLA will be admitted to the JD(S), Siddaramaiah said many MLAs from the JD(S) and BJP were expected to join Congress, but their names cannot be revealed.
‘BSY’s party won’t affect Congress’
In case Yeddyurappa floats a new political party in the state it will not be relevant for the Congress as it will be like another political party, said Siddaramaiah. “I doubt that Yeddyurappa will float a new party at all. If he is offered a big post in the BJP he may drop the idea of forming a new party, he said” According to Siddaramaiah, if Yeddyurappa forms a new party and asks the MLA, MLC and ministers of the BJP to stay there till he calls them to join him will show that he has no ideologies, principles and morality.
He added that Yeddyurappa’s main aim behind floating the new party was only to grab power.
“In my view, the BJP high command was not interested to retain Yeddyurappa in the party and the state BJP leaders are creating troubles by issuing statements to ask Yeddyurappa to stay in the BJP but internally they are not bothered about him,” Siddaramaiah said adding that the BJP’s intention is protect their government till the next elections.
According to Siddaramaiah, in the last three and half years, the BJP government has done maximum corruption and looted state finances.
“They have spent all revenue and taken Rs 27,000 crore loans and the state would have been debt-ridden if the Central government had not given money,” Siddaraiamah said.
He added that Yeddyurappa’s claim that he want to create Ramarajya in the state was like preaching Bhagavathgeethe in the mouth of devil.
“A person who was against the welfare of minorities and oppressed cannot think of giving social justice at all,” he said.
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