Parameshwar takes a dig at Deputy CM

Sonia Gandhis visit to Mangalore will boost morale of workers

Parameshwar takes a dig at Deputy CM

Taking a dig at the BJP State President Eshwarappa for calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the agent of a State, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G Parameshwar said that it was not right for the senior BJP leader to make such an inappropriate statement.

Addressing media persons during his visit to the city on Monday, Parameshwar said that the Prime Minister had taken a decision on Cauvery as the Chairperson of the Cauvery River Authority and not as the Prime Minister of the nation.

There might be difference of opinion regarding his direction to release 9,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. But one must understand that the PM has to work in a federal State considering the opinion of all the people, said G Parameshwar.

Speaking on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s visit to Mangalore on October 18, he said the Congress convention which will be addressed by Gandhi would boost morale of the party workers and the leaders to face the coming Assembly election.

“The convention is significant for the Congress as Dakshina Kannada district is considered as a strong forte of the BJP.”

To a query on the impact of the regional parties on the Congress in the coming election, he said the Congress would not be affected to a larger extent. “A few party workers might join other parties, but at the same time a few workers from other parties too would join the Congress,” he said.

Denying the allegations made by Congress leader Ramesh Kumar that tickets are sold in the Congress, Parameshwar said the allegations were far from truth.

“It is his personal opinion and if he (Ramesh Kumar) really stands by what he said, then let him come up with a proof, so that the KPCC can initiate an inquiry,” he said.

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