Udupi, Jun 20: Pramod Madhwaraj, a first
time MLA, was sworn in as a minister of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's Cabinet in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Madhwaraj, who represents Udupi in the Legislative Assembly, told that he is happy that he has been made a minister in recognition of service. He said he has been given an opportunity to serve people more and he will give his best t...
Udupi, Jun 20: Pramod Madhwaraj, a first-time MLA, was sworn in as a minister of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's Cabinet in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Madhwaraj, who represents Udupi in the Legislative Assembly, told that he is happy that he has been made a minister in recognition of service. He said he has been given an opportunity to serve people more and he will give his best to keep the confidence the party high command and the chief minister.
He is yet to get a particular portfolio. Madhwaraj said the chief minister has to decide about it.
He said he will chalk out plans for development after the allocation of the portfolio.
Madhwaraj said he will try to develop the district in all possible ways. He declined to comment about the district in-charge responsibility and added that he is unaware whether he will given that responsibility.
He said he was clueless till the last minute though he aware of the rumors that he will be inducted into the Cabinet. "This development has come as a surprise to me," he added.
He said he will bring in positive changes towards the alround development of the district. "I will justice to the portfolio being assigned to me. I will utilise the unique opportunity to lay strong foundation for the party in the district. I will take all the party members into confidence and work for the party's growth in the district. There are no differences within the party over the change in the ministerial candidate in the district. It is all up to the party high command and all the members should accept the party's decision irrespective of personal aspirations. The party stands united and there is no confusion within the party as stated in the media."
Madhwaraj, who is actively involved in Congress from the past 25 years, has won the Assembly election with more than 40,000 vote margin. In November 2015. He was appointed as parliamentary secretary for revenue minister.
He has served as secretary of Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress. He regularly holds meetings with officials, besides paying surprise visits to all government offices to monitor the progress in development works. He has ensured that 10,000 BPL ration cards are distributed in his constituency. He has also worked to ensure electrification for 850 BPL houses under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Project.