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Bengaluru: Boards, corporations - 'Toe our line, else will part ways', warns Revanna

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jan 8: Congress and JD(S) are on course for a friction on the issue of appointment of chairpersons to corporations and boards. PWD minister, H D Revanna, in the meanwhile, has warned Congress to respect his party's opinion in the matter of corporations and boards, adding that otherwise, the coalition partners will have to choose their own ways.

In a surprise, JD(S) parliamentary meeting is being convened urgently on Tuesday January 8. The meeting is likely to discuss the matter of appointment to boards and corporations under JD(S) quota, dispute over appointments to corporations and boards etc and arrive at a decision.

Speaking to media persons, Revanna said that when making appointments to corporations and boards, a decision relating to their district can be taken only after discussing the same with national president of the party, H D Deve Gowda, and chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy. He reminded that JD(S) has six legislators from Hassan district and therefore claimed that naturally his party must have a say in the matter of appointments. At the same time, he stressed that his party does not interfere in the matter of other districts.

Revanna also advised Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, to think about his own party instead of being concerned about JD(S). He also hit back at Chikkaballapur MLA, Dr Sudhakar, by asking him to take up all issues with his own party leaders instead of talking about JD(S).

It is said that Revanna is angry at the fact that Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, has recommended the name of Congress MLA, Venkataramanaiah, to head Karnataka Road Development Corporation which falls under his PWD ministry. Former Prime Minister, H D Deve Gowda, has advised leaders of both the parties to sit together and sort out issues instead of allowing the situation to go out of control. He also has reportedly advised Revanna not to air his grievances openly. JD(S), it is said, is in favour of appointing party leaders to entities falling under ministries headed by JD(S) leaders.

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