BS Yeddyurappa to discuss “cabinet portfolio” issue with Modi & Shah

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa is expected to meet the central command of Bhartiya Janta Party very soon to discuss the issue of cabinet portfolios in his state’s administration.

Yeddyurappa has said that he will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sort out the cabinet puzzle.

Previously, BS Yeddyurappa had sworn in his 17 ministers to form the Karnataka cabinet system. This ended the much-awaited plans of cabinet expansion but it brought in new troubles for the minister. Sources say that the appointments have left some BJP workers unhappy as they did not get any rank in Cabinet, especially those legislators of the Congress and JDS party who helped BJP in brining down the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government.

Chitradurga MLA GH Thippa Reddy had also expressed his concern over the matter by saying that his loyalty for the party was not considered.

On Thursday CM BS Yeddyurappa tried to dissolve the rising anger of legislators including Sullia MLA Angara S. Bunt community had threatened a protest owing to lesser representation in the ministry. Another community, Bovi demonstrated a protest in front of CM’s residence asking for a minister from their community. Some members had even warned the state administration for opting out of their party.

Karnataka’s new cabinet-

It includes some prominent faces of state politics as former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, two ex-deputy chief ministers — KS Eshwarappa and R Ashoka were selected. Independent MLA H Nagesh and Laxman Sangappa Savadi and MLC Kota Srinivas Poojari, Govind M Karajol, Ashwath Narayan CN, B Sreeramulu, S Suresh Kumar, V Somanna, CT Ravi, Basavaraj Bommai, JC Madhu Swamy, CC Patil, Prabhu Chauhan are some other names. Only one woman Cabinet Minister has been sworn in, that is Shashikala Jolle Annasaheb.



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