Bengaluru: By-poll - Victory or defeat, four assured of ministerial berths

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Dec 7: The BJP, it is said, has decided to make four disqualified MLAs who have fought the by-poll under lotus symbol, ministers, irrespective of what the poll result will be. The party, which is confident of winning most of the 15 seats which went to the by-poll on December 5, plans to make them MLCs and give spots in the cabinet.

Disqualified legislators, Ramesh Jarkiholi who was fielded from Gokak, H Vishwanath from Hunsur, MTB Nagaraj from Hoskote and K C Narayana Gowda who fought the election from K R Pet constituency, will make it to the ministry even though they get defeated, it is said. These leaders had led the operation to topple the coalition government in the state and are good orators with skill to floor the opposition leaders like Siddaramaiah, H D Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda, the party leadership feels.

The state leadership of the BJP has conveyed to the national leaders that it hopes to win 10 to 12 seats including a few seats where the victory of margin will be thinner and therefore the result could be either way.

Out of 15 constituencies where by-poll was held, disqualified legislators fought in 13. Sharavana, who has been fielded from Shivajinagar Bengaluru constituency and Arun Kumar, who has been given ticket from Ranebennur are not disqualified MLAs and hence they do not have any hopes of being made ministers, sources added.

A few BJP MLCs are set to retire by June next year. The party might wait till then before making the disqualified legislators who get defeated members of the upper house. A few may also be alternatively offered chairmanship of boards and corporations, it is said. At the same time, deputy chief minister, Laxman Savadi, has to be made MLC before the expiry of six months since he was made a minster. Umesh Katti, a senior BJP leader and former minister, who has won eight elections, is also waiting in the wings to be made a minister.

On the whole, the entire exercise is complicated as promises made to the MLAs have to be fulfilled, performance of the government has to be stepped up, and original BJP leaders do not feel unhappy.


Comment on this article

  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Do anyone requires anymore proof that BJP can stoop to any level to get the power......!!!!!?????????? They never have any ethics and also they never fulfill any of their promises. After the election they just forget whatever they have said.

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  • Zameer, Udipi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Election results shows our education and common sense standard

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    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Do they deserve as they sold themselves for money. we can not blame all politicians as corrupt power hungry and thirst for money, but these people made things very clear that they are ready to forsake policy and trust for some advantage. If we go by the history of disqualified members getting reelected all will get defeated i n the election. Let us wait till tomorrow.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    If people are to vote back the guys who betrayed their trust, then there is no rationale who people have to complain when onions prices reach Rs. 200, crimes increasing, or unemployment.

    By-poll results are crucial to find where the country is heading towards. Defeat of disqualified MLA's contesting again, is truly important.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    All can make money, some of them ministers, remaining chairmanship of boards and corporations????? Wow!! Hapless people will pay toll, taxes, GST through nose, bad roads, potholes, still people will sniff dirty politicians who change party according to the wealth????

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Ronald D, Udupi,

    'Gantu Kallaru'....I want all 4 to be defeated for 'Clean Politics' sake...

    What is my assessment top two will win...bottom two will be defeated...

    Lets see if my prediction comes true...

    If CONgress maintained cleanliness in politics since 1980 ....BJPee would not have got more than 30 MP seats...CONgress should do a soul search and introspect their behaviour from 1980-2019....

    BPee is is power manly because CONgress Commissions and Omissions....mainly COMMISSION...

    I know you will not agree with me....some day you will...when you analyze behaviour of CONgress pudaris since 1980...I am sure you personally know some of the people I am talking about....


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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    Why do we need elections for the state assembly ?
    Elected MLAs change party, defeated candidates become ministers through back door entry, disqualified MLAs from rival parties are given preference. It is a mockery of the election process.

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    You better understand first democracy. We are not in Soudi

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Dec 7 2019

    BJPs democrecy??

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