BJP rewards defector MLAs with plum posts

BJP rewards defector MLAs with plum posts

Seven BJP MLAs and 20 others have been appointed to boards and corporations.

M Narayanaswamy, who resigned as Congress MLA from Bangarpet, has been appointed chairman of the Karnataka State Warehouse Corporation. M C Ashwath, former JD(S) MLA from Channapatna, is chairman of Karnataka Vidyuth Karkhane  and S V Ramachandra, former Congress MLA, has been appointed chairman of Hutti Gold Mines.

The seven MLAs appointed as chairmen of boards and corporations: Chikkanna Gowda - Karnataka Land Army; Jagadish Metgud - Mysore Minerals Ltd; Basavaraj Nayak - Banjara Development Corporation; Kalakappa Bandi - Karnataka Road Development Corporation; S Raghu - BMTC; S Angara - Dr Babujagajeevan Ram Leather Industries Development Corporation; Siddu Savadi - Karnataka State Powerloom Development Corporations.

The other BJP appointees are Sulochana Bhat - Balabhavan Society, Bangalore; Vinoda Prabhu - Karnataka Cashew Development Corporation; Umesh Bantodkar - Karnataka State Khadi and Rural Employment Board; Rekha Huliyappa Gowda - Karnataka State Coir Development Board; Nitin Kumar - Fisheries Development Board; Ramalingappa - Central Relief Committee, Bangalore.

Mangala Sridhar - Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation; Raghunath Malyapura - North East Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation; M K Pranesh - Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd; Girish Patel - Karnataka State Sports Authority; K M Hanumantharayappa - Karnataka Silk Sales Board; Bhojaraj Karudi - Karnataka Sheep and Wool Development Corporation; Limbannavar - Karantaka Renewable Energy Development Corporation; B N Shankar Pujari - Karnataka State Agricultural Produce Processing & Export Corporation; D Ramalingaiah - Karnataka Textile Development Corporation, Mysore; Mahesh Tenginakai - Karnataka Balavikasa Academy, Dharwad.

Shanmugappa Gurikara - NGEF, Hubli; Venkatamuniyappa - Karnataka Meat and Poultry Marketing Corporation; Dr Venkatesh Gaddimani - Karnataka Tur Dal Development Board, Gulbarga.

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