Prasad to distance himself from Congress

Prasad to distance himself from Congress

 V Srinivas Prasad, who was dropped from the Cabinet as revenue minister, has launched a tirade against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

“Siddaramaiah hopped to Congress from JD(S). He has forgotten his past. I will not approach the Congress high Command, questioning his move, but will distance myself from the party activities,” Prasad told reporters here on Sunday. He said that he had played a role in making Siddaramaiah as the chief minister. “I have been dropped despite the advice of senior leaders G Parameshwara and Mallikarjuna Kharge. I had no idea that I would be removed,” he said.

“Siddaramaiah has proved that he has no respect for prompt and loyal workers. People will teach him a lesson. I was dropped only because Siddaramaiah wants to make his son a minister and the new Cabinet is not created based on the ability of MLAs. “Siddaramaiah is playing a game, as he knows that the upcoming Assembly elections will be under the leadership of a Dalit leader,” Prasad commented.

Meanwhile, former minister and BJP leader S A Ramdas met Prasad at the latter’s residence and held discussions. Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy called Prasad over the phone.

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