BSY's cup of woes

Experts from various fields, and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi delivered lectures on governance and development.

But, within a month the cabinet is a divided house. It seems the talks in the workshop failed to have any impact.

Of course, this is not the first time CM Yeddyurappa is facing a difficult situation. Since the day he occupied the chair he has been facing one or the other crisis. Yeddyurappa’s first challenge was to show strength in the Legislative Assembly. The CM could succeed it with the active role played by Reddy brothers in luring six Independent MLAs into the party fold. Within 10 days after taking the charge the government faced the first jolt in the form of police firing in Haveri.

Party’s loyalists vent their ire against him as and when he inducted party-hoppers in the cabinet dropping the old-timers. In his tenure he dropped two ministers - S K Bellubbi and Krishnaiah Setty - to accommodate the party hoppers Umesh Katti and V Somanna. Somanna too had to resign later as he could not win in the by-election.

Yeddyurappa faced strong criticism from his partymen when he fielded his son as the party candidate for Lok Sabha election from Shimoga. Senior minister Eshwarappa raised voice against the CM’s style of functioning, forcing the party’s central leadership intervene in the issue. Of course, Minister Shobha Karandlaje’s reported interference in other departments’ work is also causing heart burns among her colleagues.

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