On eve of expansion, Karnataka ministers lobby for change in portfolios
‘ Ashok, Basavaraj Bommai, Jagadish Shettar, and B.C. Patil are seeking change’.
‘ Ashok, Basavaraj Bommai, Jagadish Shettar, and B.C. Patil are looking for change’.
A number of senior Ministers in the Cabinet, unhappy with the portfolios set aside to them, have actually supposedly promoted a reshuffle of portfolios even as the Cabinet is set to be broadened on Wednesday, sources in the BJP said.
With all vacancies in the Cabinet being filled on Wednesday, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is expected to assign the majority of the ministries that he presently holds and reallocate portfolios that a couple of Ministers hold as added fee.
Party sources stated that a minimum of 4 senior Ministers, on the other hand, have requested for a change in their portfolios too. Profits Minister R. Ashok, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar, and Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil are eager on a change in their portfolios, the sources stated. While these Ministers have likewise shown their preference, the Chief Minister is yet to take a call, his close aides stated.
‘ Difficult to allot’
” Any modification in their portfolios will result in change in others too, which needs to be thoroughly considered so regarding not create discontent in the Cabinet. Some of the portfolios some Ministers have actually sought are practically difficult to be allocated to them without triggering heartburn to others,” a strategist near the Chief Minister stated. Nevertheless, he likewise included that the Chief Minister was unhappy with the efficiency of a couple of Ministers in the Cabinet and was considering a reshuffle, however whether it would involve senior Ministers is the moot question.
Mr. Yediyurappa is likely to designate Energy, Small Scale Industries, Kannada and Culture, Youth Empowerment and Sports, and Backwards Classes Welfare portfolios.
He is anticipated to retain Financing, Planning, Information and Public Relations, and Bengaluru Advancement portfolios, sources stated. Minor Watering, Medical Education, Sugar and Sericulture departments, currently held as added fee by Ministers will likely be rearranged. With H. Nagesh probably to be dropped, Import tax Department will likewise likely be allocated to among the brand-new conscripts.
Case of Jolle
Ladies and Child Welfare Minister Shashikala Jolle, who was apparently at first on the list of Ministers to be dropped from the Cabinet, lobbied hard with the celebration high command and is most likely to get away the axe, sources in the celebration stated.
Ms. Jolle, speaking to media persons in Raichur, said this was not the very first time rumours had spread that she would be dropped. “I will abide by the celebration’s choice,” she said.
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