Bengaluru: High demand for DCM post - BJP central leaders favour three people


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS) 

Bengaluru, Aug 25: Even before the distribution of portfolios for the state cabinet ministers, there is huge demand for the position of Deputy Chief Minister (DCM). 

Days have elapsed since the oath taking ceremony of 17 cabinet ministers took place. Chief minister B S Yediyurappa has gone to Delhi once to meet the national leaders of the party for the distribution of portfolios. However, nothing has been materialized so far. In the midst of these, the demand to make three people as DCMs is being heard. 

Influential BJP leaders of the state have put pressure on the BJP central leaders to create the position of DCM in order to conduct smooth administration, to pacify the dissidence within the party as well to maintain regional balance in the cabinet. Rumours are making rounds that the top leaders of BJP at the central are also in discussion about of offering DCM position to three people, who are from the RSS background. 

As of now Sriramulu, R Ashok, K S Eshwarappa, Govinda Karjol and Dr Ashwath Narayan are the aspirants for the positions of DCM. However, it is also heard that some MLAs of BJP have appealed to CM Yediyurappa not to appoint anyone as DCM now. 

When BJP was in power in 2008, R Ashok, who is a Vokkaliga and K S Eshwarappa, who is from the back ward caste, were given DCM positions. Now there is a thought of creating three DCM positions depending on the region, caste and other organizational factors. According to a senior BJP leader, this is not the idea of the state BJP leaders but is mooted by the central leadership itself. 

CM of Andhra Pradesh Jaganmohan Reddy has created five DCM posts. Accordingly, it is said that BJP, with the future elections in mind, is thinking of offering the DCM positions in Karnataka to three people. 

There is also a possibility of offering DCM post to senior and young leaders after considering the RSS background, in addition to caste calculations of Vokkaliga, Dalit, backward communities etc. It is also heard that the state leaders have kept such a proposal in front of the central leaders and they are definitely going to accept the same, it is said. 

Meanwhile, CM B S Yediyurappa has said that the portfolio list of new ministers is ready and will be distributed once he is back from his visit of Delhi. Speaking to reporters, Yediyurappa said, "List of portfolio is ready. I am going to Delhi on Sunday, August 25 to attend the funeral of Arun Jaitley. As it is not proper to distribute the portfolios during this time of mourning, the same will be done once I return from Delhi." 

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Mon, Aug 26 2019

    How about 55 CM's and 55 DCM's. It wont surpise me if Yeddy does this and its possible in Karnataka..

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    As all the minister s assisting chief minister so all minister may be called assistant chief minister.and remaing MLA s may be called assistant governdrs.

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    According to me There should be one Chief Minister, 3 Cheap Ministers and 6 Deputies. Accommodate everyone as politicians exist for themselves and not for people. That is better than spending cores in holding fresh elections simply because fresh elections are to elect new crooks.

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  • Ronald D, Sharjah

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    They are bigger laughing stock than Kumaranna! Bigger headache if rebels get qualified!

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  • VNH, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    30 would be a great option.. 30DCM for 30districts.. Minimum gobernment maximum gobernance..

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

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    Yeddy,

    Make Shobhakka Home Minister first, rest can wait...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    A day is not far, every MLA from the ruling party will be a DCM !!

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    In Uttar Pradesh and Goa...there are two deputy chief ministers.

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  • Nitin, Koteshwara

    Sun, Aug 25 2019

    In Andhra Pradesh Five Deputy Chief Ministers are appointed..just for name sake. We need at least minimum seven DCM's in karnatka representing all major castes.

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