New Delhi, October 28 : Union Minister K Chiranjeevi assured that he would strive hard to serve the people of the country through the new assignment given to him by the Congress High Command leaders.
Talking to reporters at AP Bhavan after taking oath as the union minister at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Sunday, Chiranjeevi said he would work hard to justify his inclusion into the Central cabinet. Referring to some reports stating that his inclusion in the Union Cabinet was late, in a lighter vain, he said that he believes that it was not “late” but “latest”. Therefore, he said he would try to leave a mark with the new responsibility that he has got as a union minister.
When asked about on-going padayatras in the State by Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu and YSR Congress party leader Sharmila, Chiranjeevi said that there was nothing wrong in conducting padayatras to understand the problems being faced by the people. However, he said if padayatras are conducted for political gains or to exhibit ones strength, then they would be acts of cheating the common people.
Regarding the Telangana issue, he said that the Centre was making sincere efforts to resolve the issue. Stating that the constitution of Srikrishna Committee was one of the several steps taken by the Centre, he said that he would abide by the decision to be taken by the Congress High Command over the Telangana issue.
Chiranjeevi thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, Union Ministers Ghulam Nabi Azad and Vayalar Ravi, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana and Sonia’s political advisor Ahmed Patel for his inclusion in the Union Cabinet.