Karnataka Cabinet expansion: Vishwanath lashes out at Yediyurappa
BJP MLC A.H. Vishwanath on Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, describing him “unappreciative” and challenging the options made for the Cabinet growth.
Talking to reporters here minutes after the list of 7 new faces to be inducted into the cabinet was announced, Mr Vishwanath implicated Mr Yediyurappa of yielding to “blackmail” by BJP MLC C P Yogeshwar while accommodating him in the Cabinet and dropping Mr Nagesh and omitting Mr Munirathna.
He charged Mr Yediyurappa of going back on his guarantee to secure the interests of individuals, who had actually compromised their political interests to make him the Chief Minister. He explained that Mr Nagesh, a Dalit, was amongst the first Ministers to resign from the H D Kumaraswamy Federal Government. Also, there is no justification for keeping Mr Munirathna, the MLA from Rajarajeshwarinagar, out of the Cabinet, he said.
He took serious objection to addition in the Cabinet of Mr Yogeshwar, whom he implicated of delighting in anti-party activities throughout the by-polls to Hunsur, leading to his defeat.
Mr Vishwanath also called Mr Yediyurappa as “ungrateful” due to his failure to acknowledge even as soon as openly the sacrifice he had made by resigning from the post of President of JD (S) state system and as MLA representing Hunsur so that he might become the Chief Minister.
He likewise discovered fault with the caste-wise constitution of the Yediyurappa Ministry and stated members representing Lingayat neighborhood had taken a Lion’s share, followed by Vokkaligas. The lack of a member from the minorities in the Cabinet is glaring, he said.
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