Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday, 13 January, announced that seven MLAs were inducted to the Karnataka Cabinet. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath to the new members at the Glass House of Raj Bhavan.
The seven members who will be inducted to the Cabinet will be MTB Nagaraju, R Shankar, Umesh Katti, CP Yogeeshwar, Arvind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani and S Angara.
Independent MLA Asked to Resign
Out of these seven new cabinet members, two – MTB Nagaraju and R Shankar – are defectors from the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. However, another defector Muniratha has been excluded from the Cabinet.
Confirming the speculations, Yediyurappa said independent MLA and Excise Minister H Nagesh will be dropped from the Cabinet. It is unclear whether this seat will be filled.
MLA Lashes out Yediyurappa
“Yediyurappaji what are the criteria for selection of ministers?” tweeted BJP’s Bommanahalli MLA Satish Reddy. He was one of the aspirants for the Cabinet. In his tweet, he further added: “Are you not able to see honest young workers of the party loyal to the state and central leaders? We are acutely feeling the absence of a leader like H. N. Ananth Kumar who used to give a patient hearing to our problems.”