My responsibility has increased, says Parameshwara

My responsibility has increased, says Parameshwara

My responsibility has increased, says Parameshwara

KPCC president G Parameshwara has said that his responsibility has increased now as he has been retained as the president ahead of the election year.

He was speaking to reporters in Bengaluru on Thursday after submitting his resignation as home minister.

The state Congress chief said the high command directed him to step down as minister as the party has to be strengthened to face the Assembly elections next year.

He said Energy Minister D K Shivakumar and MLC S R Patil too have been given responsibility in the party. The idea is to make all work unitedly. The appointments and changes should not be construed as promotion or demotion, he added.

Replying to questions, he said the Congress is ready to face the elections anytime. The BJP may be of the view that the elections may be advanced. But the Election Commission of India cannot do so without consulting the state government, he added.

He said he would contest the next Assembly polls if the party high command directs him to. Otherwise he would continue as MLC and engage in party work.

Parameshwara said he functioned as home minister for one-and-a-half years.

“My work has given me satisfaction. I could make thousands of appointments to the Police department. The police could get Rs 2,000 additional allowance. Construction of 11,000 houses has begun,” he said.

When his attention was drawn to the M M Kalburgi murder case, he said the investigation is on. According to the CID, there are similarities in the murders of Narendra Dhabolkar and Govind Pansare of Maharashtra and Kalburgi, he added.