Bengaluru: Chief minister mired in problem of portfolio allocation

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP) 

Bengaluru, Aug 22: Karnataka chief minister, B S Yediyurappa, who has finally expanded his ministry, is facing a new challenge, that of allocation of portfolios. As some senior ministers and disqualified legislators have been insisting on some specific portfolios, Yediyurappa is in a fix. 

It is said that the BJP leaders had promised the rebel MLAs to allocate to them portfolios as per their choice, before the BJP government was formed. As they have been disqualified, these legislators cannot be made ministers till their applications before the Supreme Court are decided. 

Yediyurappa has expanded his ministry, duly keeping ministerial vacancies unfilled to accommodate the disqualified legislators later. It is said that he is now faced with the necessity to keep important portfolios unfilled till the petitions of the disqualified legislators are decided. There are rumours that veteran BJP leaders like Jagadish Shettar, R Ashok, K S Eshwarappa, Govind Karjol, Basavaraj Bommai and others have been seeking portfolios like revenue, home, PWD, water resources, rural development and panchayat raj, energy, agriculture and Bengaluru development. 

Out of 17 disqualified MLAs, the BJP is under obligation to accommodate at least 50 percent among them in the ministry and allocate to them important departments. As the chief minister is engaged with the delicate issue of distributing the portfolios, it is said, there is delay in allocating portfolios among the newly sworn-in ministers. 

Later report

Bengaluru: Portfolio finalization - CM Yediyurappa to meet BJP high command 

In the midst of the chaos that are prevailing in the state BJP over the denial of minister berth for senior leaders, chief minister B S Yediyurappa is scheduled to fly to Delhi on the evening of Thursday, August 22 to discuss the final allotment of portfolios with the home minister Amit Shah. This was confirmed to the press by the CM himself. 

The trip of CM to Delhi, which is the third in a month, is an indication of the stronghold of Amit Shah over the political affairs of the state. It may be recalled that Yediyurappa rushed to Delhi a few days ago to finalize the names of the ministers to be inducted into this cabinet and now is going again to seek permission for the allotment of portfolios. During the first trip, however, Yediyurappa was asked to go back to the state, without any discussion and manage the flood situation. 

Ironically, the disqualified MLAs of JD (S) and Congress are also in Delhi to push their case of early settlement of their issue from the court as well as demands of cream of the portfolios to be given to them. It seems tough days are ahead for Yediyurappa to manage both the dissidence within the state BJP as well as of the disqualified MLAs.


Comment on this article

  • Save My India, India.

    Fri, Aug 23 2019

    He is the master mind behind this tamasha.

    He will pay the price now.

    Jai Hind!!!

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    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Create 130 Ministries. Some can have two or three. Otherwise its going to be a perennial problem.

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  • CHRISTINE, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Clear that BJP borrowed Rebel MLA S. So they are so daring to rebel against congress and JDS.

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  • sunil, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    BJP has proved how dirty and power hungry are they in Karnataka during the 2008-2013 rule.
    The state saw one of the worst administration marred by the chief minister kalla yeddy going to prison.
    Actually the kannadigas are fools and are losers for electing these people
    Believe me Congress, though corrupt, has given better administration during their tenure from 2013 to 2018

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Shame on you to say currupt and then say "good gover ence"
    As BJP hater you r supposed to comment like that. In democracy it is ppl verdict that decides who should rule. In 2014 BJP got just majority but in 2019 thumping majority. That means ppl r happy with the way the country was run from 2014 to 2019.

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  • kateel pai, vitla

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    The whole party should share the loot . Then the clamour for minister ship will be gone.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Yeddyurappa was brilliant in Horse Trading ...

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    CONgress is brilliant in CORRUPTION....

    Honeybees collect the honey and deposit with Queenbee in Delhi....


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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Corrupt BJP.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    When he finishes his portfolio business. preparation for next election would start once again and probably one more hung assembly and horse trading would follow.
    Its better to have a dictator king rule than this kind of democracy. !!

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  • Rational thinker, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    This issue will be sorted out amicably very soon either by offering the aggrieved MLAs with a suitable ministry or a suitable reward.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Actually chaddi yeddi is mired in the same situation that he was responsible for that of Kummy.

    Madidunnu Maharaya Mannu thinnu chaddiraya

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019


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  • Yezdi Praveen, Kavoor , Muscat

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    "ಉಪ್ಪು ತಿಂದರೆ ನೀರು ಕುಡಿಯಲೇ ಬೇಕು" ಮತ್ತು ........ ಉಪ್ಪು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ತಿಂದರೆ ಹೃದಯಕ್ಕೇ ಅಪಾಯ 😆

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 22 2019

    Now there will be an auction for ministerial post.

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