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Congress to evaluate performance of ministers every six months: Karnataka deputy CM Parameshwara

The Congress would evaluate the performance of its ministers every six months and changes would be made if required, said Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara as he tried to pacify MLAs unhappy over not making it to the cabinet.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2018 20:39 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara said the coalition government still has to fill six vacant minister posts.
Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara said the coalition government still has to fill six vacant minister posts. (HT/File Photo)

The Congress would evaluate the performance of its ministers every six months and changes would be made if required, said Karnataka deputy chief minister G Parameshwara as he tried to pacify MLAs unhappy over not making it to the ministry.

“Every six months, there will be an assessment by the party to evaluate the performance of ministers, and ministers will be changed depending upon their performance, and according to the decisions of the party, whenever it is needed,” Parameshwara, also the Pradesh Congress Committee chief, told reporters in Bengaluru on Thursday.

“I’m not saying this; these are conditions mentioned by the All India Congress while approving the list (of ministers),” he added.

On Wednesday, Kumaraswamy had expanded his 15-day-old cabinet by inducting 25 ministers, with 14 members from the Congress and nine from his party, JD(S), and one each from BSP and the nascent Karnataka Pragnavanta Janata Paksha.

Upset over not securing berths in the expanded ministry, several Congress legislators on Thursday held separate meetings in the city.

Noting that there is still opportunity for legislators, Parameshwara said, “We will have to fill six vacant minister posts. We will do it, and probably in the days to come, based on performance, decisions will be made.”

The deputy CM also said that at the earliest, the posts in boards and corporations would be filled, in accordance with the formula agreed upon between the coalition partners.

Alleging that BJP has plans to attract disgruntled MLAs, the KPCC chief said he would talk to them and try to convince them about the party’s decision.

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