BJP crisis in Karnataka far from over, Anand Singh leads dissent after portfolio allocation 

BJP crisis in Karnataka far from over, Anand Singh leads dissent after portfolio allocation 

Sad turncoat MLAs proceed to hang-out the BJP authorities within the state following the portfolio allocation. (Photograph: Anand Singh/Fb)

The management change in Karnataka BJP following the exit of B S Yediyurappa appears to have remained inadequate to devour the disaster confronted by the occasion. The Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai-led authorities continues to face resistance from a number of disgruntled MLAs who’ve been aspiring for ministerial berths following the Cupboard reshuffle.

Sad turncoat MLAs proceed to hang-out the BJP authorities within the state following the portfolio allocation. After MTB Nagaraj, four-time MLA Anand Singh from Ballari area – who was appointed because the minister for tourism, ecology and setting – has gone public along with his dissatisfaction, even dropping sufficient hints that he could give up over the portfolio allotted to him. 

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The wealthy mining businessman-turned-politician, who has been accused of unlawful mining and forest crimes, is claimed to have his eyes on the Forest portfolio, which was given to him for a short interval through the tenure of Yediyurappa. His various demand is the Power portfolio, which has been given to Sunil Kumar Karkala, a younger BJP chief and first-time minister with RSS roots.

Singh shut down his MLA workplace in Hospete in Vijayanagara district and visited a temple constructed by his father, allegedly to indicate his displeasure and intent to give up. 

Singh is among the 17 Congress MLAs who helped topple the Congress-JD(S) authorities in 2019. Lots of the defectors later grew to become ministers in Yediyurappa’s cupboard in 2019. 

Regardless of efforts by Chief Minister Bommai to persuade him, Singh appeared intent on leaving the cupboard if he didn’t have his approach. Yediyurappa organised a gathering with Singh Wednesday to persuade the minister towards quitting.

“This case wouldn’t have arisen if Yediyurappa was the CM. It’s true that I’m sad,” the minister instructed reporters earlier than assembly Yediyurappa with BJP MLA Raju Gouda. Singh additionally met Bommai late Wednesday night.

NTB Nagaraju (MTB) was the primary from the Bommai cupboard to publicly categorical his unhappiness over portfolio allocation. Taking to Twitter, he stated he would quickly take a name on his subsequent transfer. Nagaraju, a former Congress MLA, was the Housing minister within the coalition authorities. He switched sides to BJP and contested the bypoll on a BJP ticket which he misplaced. He was made MLC and a minister by Yediyurappa. Though he had stated he needed a greater portfolio, he was given the identical portfolio together with Small Scale and Public Sector Industries. 

R Shankar, one other BJP MLA, additionally stated he was searching for justice for the “sacrifice” he made for this authorities to return to energy.

In the meantime, Bommai stated he was in contact with the disgruntled MLAs and that each one is nicely. “Anand Singh is a pal of mine for the final 3 a long time. We’re in contact consistently. I spoke to him yesterday. Will discuss once more right this moment. It’ll all be resolved as soon as he comes and speaks,” stated Bommai, denying that Singh has handed his resignation as MLA. 

Alternatively, cupboard berth aspirants Ramesh Jarkiholi, CP Yogeshwar and Renukacharya, too, have made a number of journeys to satisfy BJP leaders on the state and nationwide stage.

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