The wings of Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said to be trapped by taking away the much-coveted Home portfolio from him and it was given to newly inducted MB Patil, who is loyalist of former chief minister Siddaramaiah.
After cabinet reshuffle last week, inducting eight Congress MLAs, the portfolios were allotted today only. Though Parameshwara was very reluctant to give up the Home ministry, he was advised by party chief Rahul Gandhi to follow the decision.
Now, Parameshwara will continue being in charge of the cash rich Bengaluru development authority and will add IT-BT and law and parliamentary affairs to his kitty. However, these ministries are said to be politically not waited much.
Parameswara said to be was upset with this development and has reportedly tried to resist till last minute. He had reportedly left the meeting convene by state Congress in charge and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal. Siddaramaiah is said to have had his way as several of his loyalists made their way into the cabinet this time.
Medical education, which was under DK Shivakumar, has been given to E Tukaram, and Shivakumar will take charge of Kannada and Culture from Jayamala. He will also add Information and Public Relations to his portfolio.
Satish Jarakiholi, a newly inducted minister, has been given forest, which was with independent MLA R Shankar before he was dropped from the cabinet last week. MLA Ramesh Jarakiholi’s municipal administration portfolio is now with CS Shivalli, who was also inducted in the cabinet during the latest expansion.