CM may face problems during Cabinet reshuffle


For, there is already fissures in the Shettar camp over the issue. While Shettar is said to be in favour of the core committee to decide as to who should be inducted into the ministry, MLAs who are in his camp are insisting that he should take initiative to ensure six of them become ministers. 

Party sources said C T Ravi, A Ramadas, Renukacharya, Belur Gopalakrishna and Narayanswamy, who are loyalists of Shettar, are eager to get ministerial berths.

If six of them, including Shettar, have to join the ministry, then the CM will have to drop four ministers. Two berths are vacant. It is not clear whether the CM will agree to drop four of his loyalists and also whether it is part of the compromise formula to bring in six new faces to the Cabinet. However, another demand of the Reddys’ camp -  to constitute a core committee which will have a say in all major policy decisions that affect the affairs of the State including transfer of top officials will become a reality next week.

The BJP sources said the exact date of the crucial first meeting of the committee will be finalised by Yeddyurappa and Reddy brothers in consultation with the central leadership soon after the BJP Legislature Party meeting scheduled on November 18.

The party constitution stipulates that core committee in the party, if constituted, should be headed by the State party president. However, the Reddy brothers are said to be insisting that senior party leader Sushma Swaraj chair the meeting. The committee will also comprise Yeddyurappa, Ananth Kumar, Karunakara Reddy, besides RSS representatives Satish and Santhosh.

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