Dif­fer­en­tial treat­ment while in­duct­ing Min­is­ters into Cab­i­net: Reddy

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Ben­galuru: Se­nior Congress leader and for­mer state Home Minister Ra­ma­linga Reddy on Sun­day opined that the cri­te­rion for in­duct­ing min­is­ters into the Cab­i­net is in­cor­rect.

Speak­ing to pressper­sons here Reddy said that he did not har­bour a per­sonal grudge against any­one but was dis­pleased with the pa­ram­e­ter used by the high com­mand in choos­ing the cab­i­net min­is­ters. “I am not op­posed to the party de­ci­sion of in­duct­ing R.V.De­sha­pande, K.J.Ge­orge, D.K.Shivaku­mar, Kr­ishna Byre­gowda and M.B.Patil, all of who are se­nior lead­ers, into the Cab­i­net but am ques­tion­ing the dif­fer­en­tial treat­ment given to me,” he said.

“I lost out on the min­is­te­rial berth be­cause of one per­son whose name I will dis­close at an op­por­tune time,” he added.

Fur­ther Reddy said that though four state Congress lead­ers were in reg­u­lar touch with the Congress High Com­mand to dis­cuss is­sues per­tain­ing to the state they also did not rec­om­mend his name for the min­is­te­rial post. He, how­ever, re­fused to men­tion their name ei­ther.

Re­gard­ing Sowmya Reddy’s tweet ex­press­ing her dis­con­tent on his ex­clu­sion, Reddy said that she had not spo­ken to him be­fore post­ing the tweet and added that he had not asked his sup­port­ers to stage protests as well.

My fu­ture goal is to bring back the Congress-led govern­ment back to power in the Union and I will con­tinue to work for the party in the same man­ner as I had been to achieve this.

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