There is not any plan for as of now to hold out a Cabinet enlargement or reshuffle at this juncture, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa mentioned on Saturday. CM Yediyurappa’s assertion assumes significance within the backdrop of Belagavi strongman and Gokak BJP MLA, Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had been seen lobbying onerous to get into the Cabinet once more.
Jarkiholi was pressured to give up the ministry in May after his title cropped up in a intercourse CD case, which confirmed him in a compromising place with a girl. At current the lady has filed a rape case in opposition to him.
Besides this, pro-Yediyurappa camp had even subtly circulated that there’s a chance of a Cabinet rejig on the strains of the Union Cabinet reshuffle by dropping some ministers like Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwara, who had been consistently talking about management within the state regardless of being a member of the Cabinet.
The chief minister mentioned that no such dialogue has taken place in the mean time.
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“There is no such thinking so far. When such a situation comes in the future, I will let you know. There is no such thinking in Karnataka as of now,” he mentioned.
During BJP nationwide General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh’s particular person assembly with legislators final month, amid rumblings inside the occasion on the management change situation, a number of of them had reportedly mentioned about regional imbalance within the Cabinet and thereby had tried to make out a case for a reshuffle.
Yediyurappa had final expanded his cupboard in January, inducting seven new ministers and had additionally effected a reshuffle of the departments of some ministers.
There are actually 33 ministers within the state Cabinet, and one berth is vacant.
After the Cabinet enlargement in January and reshuffle of some portfolios had resulted in widespread resentment within the occasion and even occasion loyalist and senior chief Aravind Limbavali had brazenly expressed his displeasure that he had been given portfolios (Forest, Kannada and Culture), which don’t cope with folks straight on multiple event previously.
(With IANS Inputs)
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