S M Krishna not contest elections anymore

Last Updated: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 23:40

Chennai: External Affairs Minister and senior
Congress leader S M Krishna on Sunday said he would not contest
elections anymore.

"I`m not going to contest any more elections," US-educated
and 78-year-old Krishna, said.

Power of wealth was wreaking havoc on elections, the
former Karnataka chief minister and Maharashtra Governor said
delivering a Rajaji Memorial Lecture here.

Krishna, a Full Bright scholar who taught international
law at the George Washington University Law School before
plunging into politics, said money, muscle and state power was
a deadly combination often used to perpetuate oneself in
power.

A Rajya Sabha member, Krishna had stayed away from last
assembly elections in Karnataka in 2008 after he returned to
state politics quitting as Maharashtra Governor in March that
year.

He kept himself out of the Lok Sabha elections last year.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 23:40
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