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Krishna proposes to tour Karnataka ahead of Assembly poll

Posted on Jan 02, 04:10PM | UNI

Former External Affairs Minister and former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna plans to tour the State before the elections to the legislative Assembly due within months.

In a chat with newspersons at a high-tea hosted by him to mark New Year Day, he said "I want to tour various parts to know the pulse of the people. The visit would also help me assess the prevailing political situation." Two months after quitting the Union Ministry to return to the state at the behest of the Congress High Command, Mr Krishna said a decision on the team that would lead the party in the April-May assembly election was likely to be announced during the AICC session to be held in Jaipur from January 20.

Mr Krishna quit as External Affairs Minister on October 26 last year.

"I have been asked to work to bring back Congress to power," Mr Krishna replied diplomatically when asked whether he would be leading the party in the coming election.

Mr Krishna declined to comment on the internal squabbles in the ruling BJP.

Congress High Command seemed to betting on Mr Krishna's charisma and also to check the influence of JDS in old Mysore area where Vokkaligas, to which he belong to, are in sizeable population.