Vijayapura: At the time when the speculation were rife that Former Union Minister and Senior BJP MP Ramesh Jigajinagi is mulling to retire from the active politics soon, Jigajinagi has given full stop to all such speculation by declaring that he has no plan to quit politics any sooner.
“I will not retire from politics anytime soon. I am ready to accept whichever responsibilities party high command entrusts me with, ” he announced.
Addressing mediapersons, MP Jigajinagi, said that, “Many people and leaders might be assuming that I would retire from politics but still an ample amount of energy is left with me to continue in the same. I have no greed for power and money. I am a common party worker like others.”
To a question, whether he will come to State politics in the upcoming Assembly polls from Nagathan Constituency, Jigajinagi, said that, “I have not yet decided on taking plunge into State politics. If party High Command demands, I will contest or else I will continue to work as parliamentarian. I have made it clear many times before the media about me fighting in the upcoming Assembly polls from the Nagathan segment.”
“In the political history of this State, I am the only person to sacrifice the Revenue portfolio in order to contest the parliament elections. I guarantee that no one will take this kind of risk. I gave respect to my community and displayed to the society a Dalit leader can also sacrifice his political positions. I don’t have the greediness of power,” reiterated Jigajinagi.
When asked about the possible change in State leadership post Independence Day, Jigajinagi pointed out that, “We belong to the national political party. The decision rests with the party High Command whether to bring a new face at the helm or not. Neither elected representatives nor party workers should make comments on the replacement of the Chief Minister. The Central leaders will take a call and give appropriate statements on this new political development in the State.”
“I am very clear about my future in politics. I have no aspirations to gain any political positions. However, if the party High Command orders, then I am ready to accept any positions in the State. I have remained loyal to the party for the past four decades. I will abide by the decisions of the party high command,” said six-time parliamentarian, when asked whether he is in the race for Chief Minister post.
On Congress criticising the amendment of flag code, BJP District President R. S. Patil Kuchabal, said that, “The grand-old-party is expert in politicising such issues. The main intention behind amending the flag code was to cater the huge demand of national flags, where everyone is hoisting the national flags at the top of their houses to mark the 75th Independence Day.”