Basavaraj Bommai, who took cost because the Chief Minister of Karnataka every week in the past, expanded his cupboard by inducting 29 ministers on Wednesday. It appears he’s making an attempt to strike a wonderful stability between each professional and anti BS Yediyurappa factions by maintaining an equidistant from each.
The new cupboard has about 6-8 new faces, who’re social gathering loyalists not linked to any factions.
However, probably the most putting attribute within the enlargement is maintaining Yediyurappa’s son BY Vijayendra out of the cupboard. It was broadly rumoured that he would be part of the cupboard with a plum portfolio. But the excessive command appears to have vetoed Bommai, who was eager to provide a berth to his mentor Yediyurappa’s son to make sure clean operating of the federal government.
According to insiders, Yediyurappa was agency that his son would be part of the cupboard. But, he appears to have misplaced the clout within the social gathering every week after he was pressured to step down.
Many of his different loyalists, together with MP Renukacharya, SR Vishwanath, H Halappa, haven’t additionally been made ministers.
The solely comfort for the Lingayat strongman is denial of cupboard berths to 3 of his sworn enemies within the BJP — Aravind Bellad, CP Yogishwar and BR Patil Yatnal — who had brazenly revolted in opposition to him not too long ago. Bellad was additionally within the race for the publish of chief minister every week in the past.
Notables amongst those that have missed the berth are former CM Jagadish Shettar, senior MLAs S Suresh Kumar and Aravind Limbavali.
While Shettar opted out citing his seniority, Suresh Kumar and Limbavali are reportedly upset over not being made the ministers once more.
Most of the Congress and JDS turncoats, who made Yediyurappa the chief minister two years in the past, have managed to retain their positions. Since Bommai has a skinny majority within the meeting and these defectors type a robust group inside the authorities, the brand new CM needed to induct them maintaining political realities in thoughts.
The BJP excessive command has additionally taken a choice in opposition to appointing deputy chief ministers within the present authorities. Yediyurappa authorities had three deputy chief ministers.
Political analysts really feel that BSY appears to have misplaced the leverage and the social gathering excessive command is keen to provide an opportunity to Bommai, who’s seen as a BSY appointee. Will BSY settle for the social gathering resolution and fade away or will he attempt to assert himself once more? No one is aware of.