Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah offers sops to dissidents willing to wait for a year


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jun 11: To stymie the possible rebellion by Congress legislators who are angry at the fact that ministerial berths have been offered to independent MLAs as a measure to stop the government from crumbling, chairman of the coalition parties’ coordination committee and former chief minister, Siddaramaiah, has come up with a formula. He has sent messages to those who are insistent on becoming ministers that they would be made ministers for a period for three years, if they are willing to keep quiet for a year now.

But senior legislators of the party are not ready to repose faith on this offer. It is said that these leaders have dismissed this offer as an eyewash strategy.

When the coalition government was formed in the state, the Congress leaders had put forth such an offer before its legislators. Now that the party performed dismally in the Lok Sabha election, the coalition parties are afraid that the BJP might begin its plans to destabilize the state government. Therefore, they have decided to induct two independent legislators into the state ministry to avoid such a thing from happening.

Veteran leaders of the party like Roshan Baig, Ramalinga Reddy, B C Patil, and others have already expressed themselves against this move. Leader of the Congress legislature party, Siddaramaiah, has been extending the offer of giving ministerial positions to disgruntled leaders for three years to broker peace, it is gathered.

Those who are angry at being sidelined and not being included in the cabinet even in the coming expansion, are in a hurry to join the ministry as they are aware that the government itself may not last long. They refuse to accept the promises being made on its face value, as they are not sure that the political situation after a year would be same as it is now. They are also worried that the BJP leaders, who continue to have connections with some rebel leaders, may indulge in Operation Lotus in which case their dream of becoming a minister will be doomed. These thoughts were shared by some ministerial aspirants with their close ones.

The leaders are also doubtful about Siddaramaiah's claim of replacing the current ministers immediately after completion of two years term. Because, they know that it is not easy to remove senior ministers like deputy chief minister, Dr G Parameshwar, R V Deshpande, D K Shivakumar and K J George after they complete two years in office.

  

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    We want Siddu back.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    we already send him back in 2018 Assemly from Chamundeshwari.........

    in 2023 we will send from Badami too...

    Jai congress

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    These days once known as the principal opposition party is facing threat from Congress within. The biggest problem for the party is dissidents fighting for ministry. When BJP wanted 'Congress Mukth Bharath' Congress seems struggling hard to finish by themselves making BJP's job much easier.

    The entire Arunachal Pradesh Congress party now becomes ruling BJP, despite highest numbers in Goa assembly they are in opposition, in Andhra Pradesh whole Congress joined TRS without any opposition, in Tripura Congress leaders are now BJP's minister in BJP.

    The Congress in crisis more than communist. The communist who waited for Congress demise now facing their own existence in the nation. Likewise, Congress is in existential crisis more from their own leaders than the BJP.
    Instead of sops, Congress needs to pacify all leaders to strive hard for the party rather than own benefits.
    The voters are watching. You can't take the new generation voters granted who needs jobs, security, safety and good living.

    Jai Hind

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  • Shivu Naik, shirooru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    These MLA 's get fat salary. And they claim of doing public service and they call them as public servants. Now they only want ministry. They want sops to stay with ministry. People who voted helpless.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Siddaramaiha need to work for smooth running of coalition government and not otherwise.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    No Siddu, NO!!! No sops from my TAX!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!!!!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Better solution for government is give chance to all MLAs to be ministers by rotation. All problems will solve. Every MLA is happy that for atleast they will get ministers post for one year, Next is like Andra state appoint 4 to 5 Dy CM by rotation ( called as KODDEL MINISTERS). I think mostly all will be satisfied.

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  • Steevan Dsouza, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Dear G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore, “I totally agree with your opinion...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    2024 will be a clean sweep without EVM's ...

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Ronaa kabhi Nahin Rona
    Chaahe Toot Jaaye Koi Kilona
    Saldhana Tum Bhi Nahin Rona
    Hameshaa Banaake EVM Ka Bahanaa....

    Rona Kabhi Nahin Rona.......

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    in 2024 only Pilex will help u

    Jai congress

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    What Sop and what one year? Is this governance? So its only pacifying the leadership and least bothered about common people. Its better he performs his duties as peon of Mrs. HDK rather than getting into all these gimmicks. Do you think any one would live their cabinet berths to make way for someone else? He has dug the Cong grave even deeper.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    This fellow now is just happening to come across as IMA...Mansoor who cheated thousands of poor
    people offering them same sops. Very soapy and slippery guy this Hublot Sidaa has become...
    What a fate of No 1 CM as some were describing him here...

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Even Modis ran away

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Narendra Damodardas Modiji ....
    One is enough for all

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  • SB, Mlore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    Except Zameer Ahmed & Joseey , no one is trusting Siddha anymore and his sops. Not even. Old horses , the so called disciplined Caders of Yester year Congress, have started openly revolting.

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    The real Tiger..Leader of the Poors..

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  • pks, mlr

    Tue, Jun 11 2019

    leader of PUGSATE Bhagyas.

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