Special Correspondent

BANGALORE: External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Saturday ruled out returning to State politics to strengthen the Congress in the wake of its debacle in the recent assembly byelections.

“Such a question is ruled out,” Mr. Krishna told reporters here on Saturday.

Though Mr. Krishna said the byelection results were not as expected, he did not agree that the party had become weak in the State.

Referring to the demand for strengthening the party, he said the steps required were a continuous process.