CM admits to 'influencing' KPSC appointments

 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday was quite candid in his admittance that he had “used influence” to help people get jobs through Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC). 

Addressing the gathering during the mega convention of State Government Employees’ Association, Siddaramaiah claimed that his act was wasn’t in violation of any norms, as the jobs were meant for those individuals hailing from “economically backward families, dalits, and truly deserving candidates.”

Referring to the ongoing debate on the issue, Siddaramaiah said he had telephoned many people with the sole intention of ensuring jobs for the needy “without greasing anybody’s palms”. “When this is the reality, how can one expect honesty and commitment in the job from those candidates who are recruited through dubious practices?” he said. The chief minister defended his decision to annal the list of gazetted probationers of 2011 batch of KPSC.

Speaking to media on his arrival at the airport, the chief minister said that he wouldn’t hesitate sharing dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also clarified that he was not being restricted by his high command to attend Modi’s programmes.

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