Karnataka cupboard growth: Many hopefuls omitted, brazenly voice displeasure | India Information

NEW DELHI: Voices of discontent have emerged throughout the Karnataka BJP simply hours chief minister Basavaraj Bommai inducted 29 ministers in his first cupboard growth.
Whereas a number of ministerial aspirants have expressed displeasure over their exclusion from the brand new cupboard, many social gathering supporters are sad since 13 districts didn’t get any illustration within the new authorities.

Former ministers who did not make it to the brand new cupboard embody Jagadish Shettar (who had opted out of the ministry citing seniority as a former CM), Suresh Kumar, Laxman Savadi, Arvind Limbavali, Shrimant Patil, R Shankar and C P Yogeshwar.
‘Do not know what modified’
Upset over not being inducted, Shankar, who’s among the many legislators who had joined the BJP after quitting the Congress-JD(S) coalition in 2019, mentioned he was stunned as to why he was not made minister “regardless of assurance”.
Nonetheless, he additionally expressed hope about being a part of the Ministry within the days to come back.
Equally, Patil, who was made a minister by Yediyurappa after he converted from the Congress, expressed discontent after being omitted of the Bommai cupboard.
SA Ramdas, senior BJP chief and MLA from Krishnaraja constituency in Mysuru district, mentioned he had anticipated a ministerial submit and that the district would get the illustration.
“I had obtained congratulatory messages until final evening, however do not know what modified on the final minute.”
He mentioned Yediyurappa too had advised him that he had prompt his identify for the minister submit.
Hitting out at Bommai for not inducting him, Haveri MLA Neharu Olekar mentioned, “I am from the SC group. I’ve obtained elected thrice and regardless of being a celebration loyalist, I am not made minister…the rationale for it is because Bommai feels that I am inferior.”
Stating that neither Yediyurappa nor the excessive command got here to his help, he mentioned “wait and see what is going to occur within the days to come back, I am speaking to my individuals … however I cannot stop the social gathering, will attempt to convey issues to the discover to central leaders and Sangh Parivar leaders.”
There was additionally unhappiness over 13 districts, together with Mysuru, not getting any illustration within the new cupboard.
No chief from Mysuru, Kalaburagi, Ramanagara, Kodagu, Raichur, Hassan, Vijayapura, Ballari, Davangere, Kolar, Yadgir, Chikkamagaluru and Chamarajanagara is a part of the brand new cupboard.
Yediyurappa confidant and MLA M P Renukacharya mentioned injustice has been accomplished to Davangere district as there isn’t any illustration from the district within the cupboard, and claimed individuals are pained by it.
“We had requested to make somebody amongst BJP MLAs from the district a minister, however nobody was made … I’ve introduced it to the discover of Yediyurappa and the CM,” he mentioned.
Supporters stage protest
In the meantime, indignant supporters of leaders who didn’t make it to the cupboard staged protests in a number of districts of the state.
Supporters of Kalaburagi South MLA Dattatraya Chandrashekhar Patil Revoor staged a protest within the metropolis accusing the BJP of not giving satisfactory illustration to Kalyana Karnataka area.
They alleged that their chief’s identify was dropped from the listing of ministers on the final minute.
A number of supporters of Shorapur MLA Narasimha Nayak (Raju Gouda), who had gathered within the metropolis hoping that their chief would turn into a minister, additionally staged a protest.
Addressing supporters, Nayak advised his supporters that Bommai had referred to as him assuring him an opportunity subsequent time, however he rejected the supply stating that he’ll turn into Minister for full time period when the social gathering comes again to energy in 2023 polls, and never on this authorities.
Aland MLA Subhash Guttedar’s supporters staged a protest within the metropolis demanding Minister’s submit to their chief, they usually have been detained by police, whereas supporters of Arvind Bellad held demonstrations in Hubballi alleging injustice.
Bellad was even seen as a contender to the CM submit.
In the meantime, an individual claiming to be a supporter of state BJP vice chairman B Y Vijayendra, Yediyurappa’s youthful son, minimize his hand in protest and mentioned he was pained as his chief was not made minister.
“With out Vijayendra … it isn’t a cupboard,” he mentioned.
Bommai had earlier mentioned he is not going to have any deputy chief ministers in his cupboard as per the instructions of the excessive command.
Responding to a query on Vijayendra’s induction, earlier immediately, Bommai had mentioned, “the nationwide president has spoken to Yediyurappa and the nationwide common secretary in control of Karnataka Arun Singh spoke to Vijayendra personally. I can solely say, Vijayendra’s identify just isn’t there within the listing immediately.”
(With inputs from PTI)

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