Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) and All India Congress Committee (AICC) leaders must try to convince senior leader and former chief minister S M Krishna to return to the party, said former MLC and president of the SC wing of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee N Manjunath.
Addressing a press meet in the city on Tuesday, he said that among those who contested the 1962 Assembly polls, only S M Krishna and H D Deve Gowda were still active. “Krishna’s resignation from the Congress is unfortunate. He had served for almost 46 years in Congress. SMK is a man of great calibre, since 1968, among 17 chief ministers, he is the most popular, besides D Devaraj Urs.” “Krishna is an asset to the nation and strength for the Congress, The support and guidance of senior leaders like Krishna, Jaffer Sharief, Janardhan Poojary and A H Vishwanath is necessary for the Congress. They might be offended due to certain issues. AICC and KPCC leaders and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah should address their grievances,” he added.