Chincholi, Karnataka, Jan 24 : The Rebel Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav, who defied the party’s direction to attend the Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Friday last, has denied the media reports that he plans to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Speaking to newsmen here on Thursday, at his native village Pedasur, Jadhav, said that “I am still in Congress and have not quit the party”. Strongly denying the media reports, that he has plans to join the Saffron party, he said that “I will consult the people of my constituency before taking any decision”.
Maintaining that nobody is above the party, he felt that there is an urgent need for decentralization of power in the party and cadre.
Expressing dismay that all the developmental works had hit in his Chincholi assembly constituency, he said that “I have been targeted by the party leaders in the district”.
He also expressed anguish over the conduct of few partymen who had staged protest against him in the district.
Denying that he is clamoring for a cabinet berth, he said that “I am for working for the welfare of my constituency people”.
Dr Jadhav was one of the four MLAs, who defied the party’s directions to attend the CLP and stayed away from it along with Ramesh Jarakiholi, Nagendra and Umesh Kumatalli.
All the four rebel MLAs, had been issued notices for defying the party’s directions. (UNI)