Krishna meets Sonia, complains against Siddaramaiah government

Krishna meets Sonia, complains  against Siddaramaiah government

Former chief minister S M Krishna on Friday briefed Congress president Sonia Gandhi here about what he thinks is the not-so-encouraging performance of the Siddaramaiah government.

Krishna, who was asked to meet Gandhi, is believed to have complained about lack of tangible work in the State and that a sizeable section of society feels left out in reaping benefits of the governance.

The two had a 45-minute closed-door meeting at 10 Janpath, Congress sources said. While many State Congress MPs participated in the Davangere Congress rally to mark the second year completion of the party’s government, Krishna kept off.

Krishna is understood to have said thar though the government did announce some welfare schemes, the perception among the public is that development initiatives were missing to push future growth of the State.

 The chief minister is surrounded by leaders belonging to certain castes, according to a section of the MLAs, Krishna is said to have conveyed to Gandhi. Siddaramaiah, on completion of two years in office on May 13, had candidly said that his government had focussed on Ahinda, while not ignoring others.

Krishna also reportedly echoed the feelings of a few legislators that the image of the State government was taking a beating and that the party was unlikely to perform well in the coming panchayat polls.

He is also learnt to have told the Congress chief about the poor performance of some Cabinet ministers. Some ‘tainted’ ministers are doing no good to the image of the government, he reportedly said. Krishna was unavailable to this newspaper for comments.
DH News Service

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