“CD And Blackmail,” Allege BJP Leaders In Karnataka Cabinet Expansion Row
This is the third cabinet rejig since BS Yediyurappa took control of after Congress-JDS collapse
A battle has actually blown up in Karnataka’s judgment BJP with numerous leaders striking out at Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa over a cabinet expansion seen to favour his camp greatly.
Dealing with public attacks from his celebration men, Mr Yediyurappa challenged them to take up their grievance with the celebration leadership.
” If the BJP MLAs have any objection they can go to Delhi, satisfy our nationwide leaders and provide all the details and complaints they have. I won’t object to that however I ask not to harm the celebration’s credibility by talking ill,” the Chief Minister told reporters in Bengaluru.
He included that central BJP leaders would take a get in touch with their grievances.
Some BJP leaders honestly implicated the Chief Minister of consisting of in his 17- month-old cabinet just those who had “blackmailed” him or were in his inner circle.
” Yediyurappa only thought about and selected those who blackmailed him with a CD and paid big money to him. Two are been made ministers and someone has actually been made political secretary after all three used the CD to blackmail him,” said senior BJP leader Basanagouda R Patil.
” Loyalty, caste, seniority, region wasn’t considered, all that was thought about was CD and blackmail. Yediyurappa totally overlooked party faithful employees like us and those who blackmailed him, made a CD and prepared to bring down his government have been made ministers,” he raved.
Mr Patil is amongst some lots BJP leaders who rage at being passed over for a cabinet spot and are not keeping back.
Other dissenters are H Vishwanath, MP Kumaraswamy, Satish Reddy, Shivanagowda Nayak, Thippareddy and even Mr Yediyurappa’s close aide, MP Renukacharya.
Yesterday, 7 brand-new ministers joined the Yediyurappa cabinet – MTB Nagaraj, Umesh Katti, Aravind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani, R Shankar, CP Yogeshwar and Angara S.
A minimum of 3 of them – Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali and Murugesh Nirani – are viewed as Yediyurappa loyalists.
MTB Nagaraj and CP Yogeshwar are defectors from the Congress and R Shankar was an independent who was made a minister in the Congress-JDS union federal government simply before it fell last year.
The cabinet changes, the third since Mr Yediyurappa took charge after the collapse of the Congress-JDS government following the disobedience of 17 MLAs, took location after the Chief Minister met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Sunday.
Congress leader DK Sivakumar took a sharp dig at the infighting within the BJP and called for an examination into the claims of blackmail.
” BJP now is ‘Blackmailers Janata Party’. BJP’s own MLAs and leaders are accusing CM Yediyurappa of being paid off and blackmailed during Cabinet expansion. These declarations by BJP leaders must be penetrated by a sitting HC (High Court) Judge and enforcement companies like ED (Enforcement Directorate) must suo-motu sign up a case,” Mr Sivakumar tweeted.
The BJP’s Karnataka system firmly insisted that regardless of the heartburn, all is well. “Dissatisfaction is natural. It may be real in cases. It did take a long time … however there is no real problem for BJP,” said state minister Suresh Kumar.
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