Complaint against me a rumour: Siddaramaiah

Complaint against me  a rumour: Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that his task is to ensure that the Congress party continues in power after the next Assembly elections in 2018.

He had no answer to a question whether he would be a claimant for the chief minister post in 2018 too.

He dismissed the media’s question in this regard as a hypothetical one.  Siddaramaiah, after his two-day visit to New Delhi, interacted with the media on Thursday where he said he would come back to the capital again to discuss about the Cabinet reshuffle with the party high command.

When reporters sought his reaction to complaints against him by a section of the party leaders, he said, “It is just rumour. There may be some people not happy because they did not got any post, but I will speak to them”.

He said, “The long-pending Cabinet reshuffle will take place by the end of this month. While retaining some existing ministers, I will induct several new faces.”

Dismissing charges that his family members are indulging in corrupt practices, he said, "These are baseless allegations. Opposition parties made allegations against my son Dr Yatindra just because a company where he was director got laboratory contract in the government hospital. The company had bagged the contract through tender system.”

On the complaint that he is surrounded by only Kuruba community people, Siddarmaiah said, “There is no truth in it.”

“None of my community legislators have been appointed as ministers in my Cabinet. Then where is the question that I am helping my community leaders?” he asked.

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