The former Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Shankar Bidari was yesterday formally inducted into the Congress party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President G. Parameshwara.

Later speaking to press persons, Bidari said that he would not seek any position in the Congress but if the party wishes to field him in the next Assembly elections, he would oblige willingly. “I was in government service for 42 years and would utilise the experience to serve the people,” he said.

It is said that Bidari may be the Congress candidate from an Assembly constituency in north Karnataka where he is likely to get support of the Lingayat community to which he belongs.

Writer and educationist K.E. Radhakrishna and owner of a private hospital Jayanna also were admitted to the party fold by the KPCC President. Prof. Radhakrishna is reportedly trying for ticket from one of the Assembly constituencies in Bangalore.

It may be mentioned here that Bidari was received by the All-India Congress Committee General Secretary Oscar Fernandes at the party office in New Delhi recently.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore