Ministers to be changed every 6 months based on their work: DyCM

Ministers to be changed every 6 months based on their work: DyCM

G Parameshwara

A Cabinet reshuffle could be on the cards in the next six months, with Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara announcing Thursday that ministers will be changed based on a review of their performance every six months.

With this, Parameshwara, who is also state Congress chief, sought to soothe tempers running high in the party with several leaders miffed that they were not chosen as ministers. Apparently, a six-months-once performance assessment is a condition the Congress top brass imposed while clearing names for the Cabinet.

“Every six months, there will be an assessment by the party to evaluate the performance of ministers and ministers will be changed depending upon their performance and according to the decisions of the party, whenever it is needed,” Parameshwara told reporters. “So, there are possibilities for people to get an opportunity. Also, we have six more (Cabinet) posts that we have to fill up soon.”

He refuted allegations he had a score to settle. “It’s far from the truth. I don’t have a vengeful mindset. Besides, it wasn’t my decision alone on who should be in or out,” he said, adding that he would personally reach out to those who were upset. “Since this is a coalition set up, I request everybody to cooperate, given that the party needs to stay united ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.”

He, however, defended the way the Cabinet ministers were chosen. “There was no malice in the way the selection was done. I’m aware that there are many deserving people in the party, but the high command had its own set of reasons. Some districts are not represented because the party had no winners there,” he said.

Parameshwara said he would continue as KPCC president till the party high command decided on who should be his replacement.