Not being sidelined by BJP: Prasad

Former minister V Srinivas Prasad clarified on Saturday that he is being treated well in the BJP and that his relationship with the party and its leaders is cordial.

Reacting to rumours and news reports in a section of the media that he was being sidelined in the BJP and was not even invited to the Parivartana rally held in Bengaluru, recently, he said that he also trusts and respects the party and its leaders. "I had called state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa to apologise for not being able to attend the rally due to some personal problems. I took time and thought about all possibilities after resigning from the Congress. It is only after I made up my mind that I joined the BJP. I might have lost the by-election on a BJP ticket but I will strive to strengthen the party," he said.

Not to contest polls

In reply to a question, Prasad said that, "Even during the Assembly election in 2013, I had declared that it would be my last term in electoral politics. I resigned and sought re-election only because my self-respect was hurt by the behaviour of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. So, no more elections for me," he said.

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