Trouble brews for Karnataka CM Yediyurappa as BJP MLAs disapprove of cabinet expansion

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday despatched an inventory of seven names to the Raj Bhavan of MLAs who will likely be inducted into the state cabinet. The much-awaited transfer got here after CM Yediyurappa met Union House Minister Amit Shah, BJP nationwide president JP Nadda and the celebration’s Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh in Delhi earlier this week.

The names of Bilgi MLA Murugesh Nirani, Hukkeri MLA Umesh Katti, six-time Sullia MLA S Angara and Channapatna MLA CP Yogeshwar featured within the record despatched by the CM to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala. Different names within the record embody Mahadevapura MLA Aravind Limbavali, MLC MTB Nagaraj and Ranebennur MLA R Shankar.

Expansion of his cabinet, nonetheless, appears to have sparked extra fires than Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa hoped to extinguish. A number of legislators have overtly opposed the names advised by the Chief Minister for the cabinet expansion.

Karnataka MLC Vishwanath instructed India Right this moment, “Yogeshwar is a fraud. There are a lot of prison instances in opposition to him. He has cheated many in actual property and in the present day he’s a minister. He was carrying our baggage after we resigned as MLAs. He’s a minister now.”

MLA from Mysore, Ramadoss stated in a tweet, “I began my journey as Mysore youth president and have served as state youth president twice. Loyally, I’ve labored for the celebration for 28 years. 11 MLAs in my area, 10 of them have gone to different events. Get together is my mom. I’m a swayamsevak. It’s in opposition to me to develop into a minister by utilizing different strategies. That is an injustice to the Mysore area. Anybody from the district may have develop into a minister.”

The state authorities’s chief whip within the Karnataka Meeting, Sunil Kumar Karkala additionally disapproved of the names advised by the CM for induction into the cabinet. “My agenda is celebration loyalty, Hindutva and constituency growth. By no means did caste politics, by no means knew extravaganza politics, by no means blackmailed for posts. Won’t do that in future too,” Karkala stated in a tweet on Wednesday.

Opposition to CM Yediyurappa

MLA from Bommanahalli, M Sathish Reddy has even determined to put in writing to the BJP Excessive Command accusing Yediyurappa of inducting solely his loyalists into the state cabinet. Reddy instructed India Right this moment over the telephone, “Mr Yediyurappa, what’s the yardstick for cabinet expansion? Are you able to not see trustworthy younger employees? Our considerations have been at all times heard by Ananth Kumar Ji. His absence is felt in the present day.”

“Yediyurappa if he has to avoid wasting the Lingayat neighborhood respect, he has to retire from politics. Whoever blackmails and whoever pays cash turns into minister in the present day. There’s a quota for this. There may be CD quota and CD +cash quota,” alleged Bijapur Metropolis MLA BR Patil Yatnal.

BJP legislator from Ron in Gadag district, Kalakappa Bandi stated in a tweet, “I’m a loyal soldier of the celebration. I am not pleased with cabinet expansion. There is a have to relook at this.”

In one other tweet, BJP MLA from Belgaum (South) Abhay Patil remarked, “It’s a unhappy undeniable fact that the celebration has no place within the current day for activists who’re loyal to the celebration and haven’t any concepts however to pursue different positions. Dedication to concepts and loyalty to the celebration isn’t a weak point.”

In actual fact, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa’s personal political secretary Renukacharya disapproved of the names advised for induction into the state cabinet. Renukacharya instructed India Right this moment, “I’ll determine what I’ve to do on the proper time. I’m pained as a result of expansion is restricted to only some districts. Is not it an injustice to the Davanagere district? Have we not given MLAs to BJP? Can cabinet be solely restricted to Bangalore and Belgaum?

Few MLAs are planning to put in writing to BJP chief JP Nadda accusing CM Yediyurappa of accommodating solely his loyalists whereas ignoring celebration employees. Over a dozen MLAs have expressed disappointment with names advised for the cabinet expansion on Wednesday.

Union House Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to go to Bengaluru on January 16. The disgruntled MLAs are more likely to search an viewers with the previous BJP nationwide president to apprise him concerning the political scenario within the state.

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