- Will Krishna be new FM?
Former chief minister S M Krishna’s wait for a bigger responsibility at the national level seems to be over. He is likely to be inducted into the Union cabinet or made the AICC general secretary and given charge of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.According to party sources, the official announcement will be made shortly. The sources said that efforts were on to allot him the finance portfolio, which is presently with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After Mumbai attacks, home minister Shivraj Patil had resigned and finance minister P Chidambaram had taken charge of home affairs.
Rangarajan, Krishna take oath as RS members
Former Reserve Bank Governor and Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan and former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna were administered the oath of affirmation by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari in his Chamber on Monday, Aug 18.Mr Rangarajan, an outstanding economist and former Governor of Andhra Pradesh, was nominated to the Upper House. Mr Krishna, former Maharashtra Governor, got elected from the Karnataka Assembly as a candidate of the ruling Congress party. With Mr Rangarajan becoming a member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House now has three former RBI Governors, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Bimal Jalan.
S M Krishna Congress nominee for RS from Karnataka
Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna is the Congress nominee for the Rajya Sabha elections from Karnataka.Party President Sonia Gandhi has approved his name. Anil Lad, a mining baron from Bellary is another candidate of the party candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls. M V Rajsekharan is the party’s nominee for the Karnataka legislature council.
Krishna takes blame for poor poll verdict
Congress leader S M Krishna on Sunday owned moral responsibility for the party’s defeat in Karnataka and said it would have to rework its strategy while being in the Opposition.
Krishna rules himself out as CM of Karnataka
Senior leader S.M. Krishna, the face of the Congress for these assembly elections in Karnataka, has declared himself out of the race for the coveted post of Chief Minister if party comes to power.Talking to ANI in an exclusive interview Thursday, S.M. Krishna made it clear that he was not in the race for the CM’s post and said he was here to bring the party back to power in the state.
JD-S has a bleak future: SM Krishna
The Chairman of the Congress Election Management and Coordination Committee and former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna said today that people are angry with the Janata Dal-Secular’s (JD-S) lust for power and display of rank opportunism which made its future bleak.
Withdraw agitation on Hogenakkal issue: Krishna
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Congress leader S M Krishna today welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunananidhi’s decision to defer the implementation of controversial Hogenakal project and urged the agitators in Karnataka to end their stir.Speaking to newspersons here he said the statement made by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister reflected his statesmanship and it was welcome that the he had decided to deferred the implementation of the project until a popular government was established in Karnataka. This decision would no doubt improve the cordial relation enjoyed between the two states, he hoped.
SM Krishna hopeful of forming govt in Karnataka
Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna today exuded confidence that his party would bounce back to power and form the Government on its own.Speaking to newspersons at M M Hills helipad, he urged the Election Commission to delete lakhs of bogus voters in the voters’ list and asserted that the Congress was ready to face the elections. Mr Krishna gave a call to every Congress leader and worker to ensure the party’s victory as the situation was perfect to capitalise on the lapses of both the BJP and JD(S) in providing good governance.
Krishna receives rousing reception on his arrival
Former Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna, drafted for party work during the Karnataka Assembly elections by the party high command, was today accorded a tumultous welcome on his arrival at the HAL airport by his supporters here today.Large number of party workers, supporters and leaders including former Karnataka Chief Minister N Dharam Singh, Opposition leader in the Karantaka Legislative Council H K Patil, former ministers D K Shivakumar, R V Deshapande, A Krishnappa and Dr G Parameshwar were present airport. In a brief chat with newsmen upon arrival, Mr Krishna said he was happy to return to the state and thanked the party high command for drafting him for party work in the state.
Krishna return will not affect JD-S: Kumaraswamy
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy today said that return of Mr S M Krishna into state politics will not have any bearing on his party’s performance in the coming Assembly elections.”Mr Krishna’s return will not have any adverse impact on JD(S) and it may boomerang Congress since there are difference of opinion on his return to the State Politics”, Mr Kumaraswamy said. Talking to newsmen here, he said that, however, his party was concentrating on bridging the gap between urban and rural. “The main purpose of ‘Jaitra Yatre’ launched yesterday was to bridge gap between urban and rural and South and North Karnataka”, he added.
Krishna’s task in Karnataka: convert hype into votes
The return to Karnataka politics of S.M. Krishna, who resigned as Maharashtra governor last week ahead of the assembly elections slated for May, has generated heartburn among some of his fellow state Congress leaders, apart from a lot of hype in the media.
SM Krishna to return to active politics
Former Karnataka Chief Minister SM Krishna is likely to resign as Maharashtra’s Governor and return to active politics in his home state.According to sources, the Congress leadership has cleared Krishna’s plans for his return in an attempt to revive its fortune in the state. Though it is not clear what Krishna’s role would be his return to Karnataka politics could have a huge impact on state affairs. Krishna’s urbane image might help the Congress in May Assembly polls.
Krishna non-commital over his returning to K’taka Politics
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna today remained non-committal over his return to State politics.In a chat with newsmen at the helipad soon after his arrival on a private visit, Mr Krishna said that ” the news about his returning to State politics has been roaming right from my take over as Governor three years back and I dont have any definite answer for it”.
Krishna clueless on future role
Former chief minister and Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna has said he is clueless about his role in the coming elections in Karnataka. “I don’t know what is there in the womb of future. I can’t define at any given point of time,” was his reply when asked whether he would be joining active politics in Karnataka.