Mangaluru: Will re-elected MPs Nalin and Shobha get cabinet berths?

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 24: It is a topic of hot discussion now in the district. Will Shobha Karandlaje, who has secured second straight win and Nalin Kumar Kateel, who has won for the third time in succession get the minister position in the central cabinet?

Shobha is the only woman candidate who has contested on the BJP ticket from the state of Karnataka. The second victory will also complement for her eligibility to be considered for the position of minister. Though BJP has supported Sumalata Ambareesh in Mandya, she is not the official candidate of the party. So there is no need to be surprised if Shobha Karandlaje gets minister position in the central cabinet.

Responding to the query by the scribes on the subject, Shobha said that she is not an aspirant for the ministership. However, if the party gives, she is ready to accept.

The chances of getting into the cabinet are more for Nalin Kumar Kateel who has had a hat-trick of wins from the Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency. Minister for civil aviation Suresh Prabhu had hinted about this when he had come to Mangaluru for the election campaign. Speaking in the press conference, Suresh Prabhu had said that Nalin Kumar Kateel is going to get a vital responsibility in the national politics.

Nalin is already identified himself in the influential BJP leaders at the national level. He is close to the national president Amit Shah since he has been given the post of co-in-charge of the party for the state of Kerala. The mammoth rally that was organized during Modi's visit to Mangaluru is another plus point to Nalin. Modi himself was absolutely happy and satisfied by the welcome he received in the city and the ocean of people that gathered at the Nehru Maidan in the city. Taking into consideration all these point, it seems that the possibility of getting a berth in central cabinet is more for Nalin Kumar Kateel.

The talk of giving minister position to Nalin was heard in the last term also. The matter of giving him the minister position in order to challenge the clout of Congress in the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi was also discussed in the last term. Earlier, Janardhan Poojary and Dhananjay Kumar got the minister positions representing the district of Dakshina Kannada. Sadananda Gowda, who is also a native of Dakshina Kannada district won from Bengaluru North in 2014 and is the current minister in the central cabinet.


Comment on this article

  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, May 25 2019

    During election rallies Modi has said that a separate ministry for fisheries will be created. I think Nalin will be the right choice for this new portfolio.

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  • Edwin, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Congress though lost, but now should hold a massive rally in Mlore led by Mithun Rai. All Congi leaders from the past and current. All supporters with their full families should be present. The intent is to make the people aware of Nalin's inefficiency and BJPs agenda on how it would effect the constituency. EVM issues too should be raised.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Karnataka has traditionally backed national parties unlike in Andhra, Tamil Nadu or Kerala. Historically, cabinet births were only given to be withdrawn later or to be shunted to less important ministries.
    National parties try and elevate candidates from the Hindi speaking belt and candidates from south had very less say. This is probably the reason behind growth of regional parties in the South.

    It took many years in the toil for leaders from Karnataka to emerge; the likes of Moily, Kharge, CKJ Shareif and the likes; and that too since, Congress was losing ground in the North.

    Shobha may get cabinet berth as she would be a good women face of the cabinet. However, not sure about Kateel. He is unlikely to be the candidate for next election either. He got a lease of life as BJP sensed that the vote was not for the candidate but for Modi.

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Only work will speak volumes.
    Less talk more work
    Less Govt more and max Governance.
    Now start building State of Karnataka..
    Let there be Straight Clean roads.... Lighting on streets.
    series of working Toilets ..Bus terminals.stands.
    new airport..sea ports..
    Build Micro..small..medium.large.. heavy industries with in Gujarath...
    Build quality and practical elementary.. schools..colleges.with Hands on practical syllabus...
    Generate employment..
    work 300 days x10
    hours a day..
    Hard work like Dr. Kalam and PMModi will only work for us....
    Talk and promote Peace..harmony
    Talk and promote ..service and Work to promote... Economy.. employment..
    Every india be gainfully employed like in Japan..korea.. vietnam... singapore.. and work.
    be the change.
    Hire and fire
    be Lean and Mean..
    Let there be targets and Goals otherwise sack them since we have no shortageabdulla of god manpower who work..
    we mean Business.. we mean results.

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  • Anil Rai, Dakshina Kannada

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Nalin should build two flyovers and 2 under pass in Sullia, because they always give him a lead of 50000 votes in assembly or parliament election. But never do that, if you work for development then forget about winning in next election, leave it for congress however they will do that and lose elections. Look at our Sullia MLA Angara ji , winning for 35 years. " Upakaranu illa , Upadrasa illa". :-D

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Fri, May 24 2019

    There is high chance of Shobha joining Central Ministry.

    She should use the good office for the betterment of Udupi. Hope she will rectify her mistakes of first term.

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  • Prakash, Mangaore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Those who have won the election in the name of Modi will be less than subordinates in the parliament..
    cabinet birth is a distant dream for Nalina Kumar and Shobha Madam.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Who understands Tulu & Kannada in Delhi ...

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Fri, May 24 2019

    This one point is 100% true Jossey.... But you know what ..? The British who don't know any Indian Language came and Conquered whole India for nearly 2 centuries... ?

    What possible for them should also proved to be possible for us...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Robin, Byndoor
    We learnt English but will your BJP learn Tulu & Kannada ...

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Read my response properly.... British without knowing any language conquered India. Did they learnt TULU, Hindi etc ? Necessity is the Mother of Invention. Either Delhiites learn Tulu or Tuluites learn Hindi so that communication will go smoothly....

    This happened and Nalin brought funds and Smart City Projects to DK without knowing Hindi....

    You agree this or not ... People agreed him and endorsed him...

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Fri, May 24 2019

    "... Your BJP..."

    One day I am eager see you telling "... my BJP...".. Then Golden age... Acche Din....

    George Fernandes, Alphoso of Kerala understood BJP very well... BJP not harmed them but respected them...

    Hope for the best....

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  • Nazim khan, Dubai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    He should be given the Portfolio for 'Minister of Flyover and underpass " . we can see multiple flyovers created very soon

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  • Prabhu, MUMBAI

    Fri, May 24 2019

    In India we don't have such ministry. I think you are talking about Dubai.

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  • JL, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    They should make him external affairs minister. Let him visit few countries to improve Indias "ties".. Let him enjoy life too like Mota Bhai..

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  • Pravin, MUMBAI

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Nalin's statement about Ghodse will go against him. This time no chance.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Fri, May 24 2019

    One to be Minister of Highways and Bridges and other Minister of Communications.... Jai ho....!

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  • India, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Hello All,

    BJP won ..nalin won .. Now dont bark.... sit silently.....

    Modi Modi Modi .................

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  • James, Belman

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Even these two gets the cabinet birth do they know to talk in the cabinet

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  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Fri, May 24 2019

    No doubt both are better than lovely Pappu.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Fri, May 24 2019

    People want them to work not to talk. You know what happened to people like Kharge who is expert in talking.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Nalin can be made Minister for Pumpwell Flyover...

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  • Expose Feku, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Nalin and minister ? time to laugh
    ha ha ha ha

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, May 24 2019

    pumpwell nalin kumar don't know english vinglish, hindi aatha -barpuji.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Does your sarcasm affect him any way, can anybody stop him winning elections ???
    Will the people passing through Pumpwell circle everybody consider their agony when it comes for voting Modi to power ??? if not, accept Modi, he will be premier of the country for another 10 years ....

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 24 2019

    Arre Relax for some time yaar...

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