Bengaluru: Even after re-allocation, ministry suffers from portfolio pangs

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Feb 14: Even after several portfolios were changed and re-allocated among the newly inducted ministers, dissatisfaction continues to simmer as some of the ministers are unhappy with their departments. The BJP top leadership, which has taken serious note of the developments, has firmly said that there will not be any changes henceforth.

Anand Singh, who was given food and civil supplies department initially, had brought pressure on chief minister (CM), B S Yediyurappa, and got forest department allocated to him overnight. However, people have begun to openly discuss cases of forest rule violations standing against him through various forums. Irked by this, Anand is trying behind the scenes to get his portfolio changed again, sources say.

B S Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa however, has given clear signal to his cabinet colleagues that there will not be any changes in the departments given to minsters in the immediate future and that the ministers have to handle the departments given to them efficiently. BJP high command is said to be closely monitoring these developments.

With changes in the departments given to new ministers, the veteran BJP leaders are generally satisfied. If the portfolios are changed now, not only will the image of the party get hurt but the BJP old timers may lose confidence in the leadership. Therefore, the minsters have been told in no uncertain terms that change in departments will be considered only during the next cabinet expansion. The ministers will now have to win the confidence of the CM by handling their respective portfolios well.

New ministers Dr Sudhakar, S T Somashekhar and B C Patil and some others, who have been given offices in the Vikasa Soudha, have begun to function as ministers. Some other ministers inaugurated their offices in Vidhana Soudha on Thursday. It is said that some ministers insisted on being allotted rooms in Vidhana Soudha. The CM reportedly has told the ministers not to air their grievances and views which might work against the government, publicly.



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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    This is a clear example of feeding the goat plently.of grass just before it gets butchered 😁. A clear instance which shows the bad condition of all political parties in our country. Rather there should be a way to build regulations on all political members that one should either stick with the political party for life or just quit and move on in life. Anyone who tries to or is being offered a horse trade opportunity to just jump parties should be expelled for life from the political career in whole. Nowadays there is no ethics in the speeches given by political parties.. all their speeches are just baseless based on hate and profit of oneself. Gone are the days of good old politicians. These are the days of liars, goons, profit seeking, hate mongering and community breaking people..

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Maadidunnoa Maharaaya. Thale mele koorisiddu jaasthiyaythu

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Musical Chair on the way . Just wait and see . We need AK ( AAP) govt in Karnataka.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I think that it is better to start MUSICAL CHAIR game every week so all will get according to their Luck. So no one will blame YYYaaadddi.

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    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Are these ministers thinking of a favourable portfolio which will fill their own fortune? Or are these ministers being elected and then given portfolios to work for the benefit of citizens of our state.? Why can't they accept what is allocated and work well right there rather than still fighting for a better plum cake with more butter and cream on top of it ??

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Effect of surrounding greedy and opportunist people.
    Who will ditch the party and people who gave them ticket and votes? Only greedy can do so.
    If we surround ourselves with selfless and principled people, such situation wouldn't arise at all.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Minister Anand Singh having 15 cases behind him and our CM allocated him forest department and Why ???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Francis Lewis, Sastan
    He is fit only to live in the Forest ...

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    At first they wanted ministership. After getting it they want the fortfolios according to their whim and fancy. rediculous indeed. Once allotted fortfolios should not be changed.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I wonder why Yeddyurappa is feeling Insecure ...

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