Congress MLA for Muddebihal, C.S. Nadagouda, who was recently appointed Karnataka’s Special Representative in New Delhi, said he would try to get maximum benefits from the Centre to the State.
Addressing presspersons here after assuming office on Friday, Mr. Nadagouda said his priorities would include getting the Centre’s clearances for all pending power and infrastructure projects, apart from industrial development. “Although a Special Representative’s job is backstage, it is important. The Chief Minister has entrusted me with this responsibility and I will do my best,” he said.
He said he would coordinate with State departments and the Union Ministries to get speedy clearances for various pending State projects.
Replying to queries, Mr. Nadagouda, who was denied a ministerial berth, admitted that, he like many others, had also aspired to be Chief Minister. “There is nothing wrong in aspiring. But not all will get the post. The Chief Minister will have his own calculation on the formation of his Ministry and its functioning. Based on his calculations, in consultation with the party high command, he has the prerogative to appoint Ministers. I do not consider any work assigned to me as inferior. I will use this opportunity to work for the State.”