Parameshwara comes out in support of CM, says dissidence has ended

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-07-01 20:46 Bengaluru: The recent cabinet reshuffle, which caused lot of heartburn among the dropped ministers, was carried out with the nod of the party high command, said Home Minister G Parameshwara, who came in support of beleaguered chief minister Siddaramaiah. Speaking to reporters, the home minister gave thumbs up to the chief minister’s efforts in carrying out the reshuffle and termed the murmurs of discontentment as “common”. “Congress being a national political party, such incidents are common but there is no dissidence in the party as of now,” said the home minister, adding that he had done his best to console angry party colleagues, requesting  them to abide by the party’s ideology. On former minister HM Ambarish and Srinivas Prasad, who are seeking a change in leadership, he said that he would meet them personally. At the same time, he said the reshuffle had the blessings of the high command and the chief minister alone cannot be held responsible. Referring to Ambarish’s statement that he should have been given an honourable exit instead of being branded as inefficient, Parameshwara the chief minister cannot be expected to go and ask every minister to resign.