Cong has given me a lot, can't ask for more: S M Krishna

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Bangalore, April 30: Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna slammed the current BJP government for the slump in the state's performance. Speaking to a news channel, Krishna said the current government brought shame to the state which was once known for its decency. He said the people were feeling disgusted with the BJP government but they are now reaping what they had sowed.

Krishna, who was the chief minister from 1999-2004, said the Congress must repeat its good performance to come back to power. However, he expressed disappointment with the Congress's distributing tickets for the May 5 assembly polls. The veteran leader, however, said that he isn't looking to become the CM again and that the youngsters should get an opportunity. He said the congress had given him great honours and he could not ask for more.

Krishna said it was a mistake on his behalf to bring the 2004 election ahead of schedule by eight months. The Congress is out of power in the state since 2006. When asked whether an old Krishna has been sidelined in the state politics, the man said he might be biologically old, but he is still capable of carrying out the role of a political activist.

He said while his government had done good work for both rural and urban Karnataka, the current government lacked the vision. He also slammed the BJP government for not taking enough care for the city of Bangalore, which has seen a deterioration in its standards due to increasing population and pressure on its infrastructure. Krishna said the state is currently witnessing a serious leadership crisis.

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