Unhappy BJP MLAs up the ante

Internal bickering comes to fore; toughie Chief Minister criticised


Legislator G Somashekar Reddy said in Bellary on Tuesday that Chief Minister B S Yedyurappa and his coterie are neglecting some BJP legislators,

Reddy, who is also the brother of district ministers G Janardhan Reddy and G Karunakar Reddy, told the reporters that Yeddyurappa is not responding positively to some of the MLA’s fair demands. He alleged that the CM didn’t heed to the MLAs’ demand for deputing efficient officers.

However, he declared that the BJP government will be stable and will complete its tenure as all the legislators had remained loyal to the Government. He expressed confidence that everything will be set right in near future. He said the question of change in leadership will not arise. All that they expect from the CM is to deploy the officers on demand and also to respond positively to the problems and requirements put forth by the MLAs. He also declared that he did not attend “Vikasa Sankalpa Utsav” organized as a part of completion of one year successful administration by the BJP leaders as he did not receive any invitation from the organizers.

He also said that he was not aware whether his brothers G Janardhan Reddy, G Karunakar Reddy and Health Minister B Sriramulu had been invited to the programme or not. He said neither his brothers nor his Sriramulu are demanding portfolios of home minister and deputy chief minister.

Legislator’s fued

Meanwhile, the party MLA in Sagar Belur Gopalkirshna has criticised Food and Civil Supplies Minister H Halappa for not being able to mobilise community votes for the party candidate during the LS polls. Shimoga has a substantial number of Edigas to which both Gopalkrishna and Halappa belong. Despite being a minister Halappa failed to mobilise Edigas’ votes in his home constituency Sorab, he said.

When asked he said it was for the CM to decide if Halabba be sacked from the Cabinet.
Eshwarappa had opened the Pandora box by demanding probeinto the alleged distribution of liquor and money in Shimoga LS constituency.

Meanwhile Gopalkrishna demanded that Yeddyurappa order an internal inquiry into the voting pattern in the entire Shimoga Lok Sabha constituency. When contacted, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Halappa said all leaders worked together during the elections. If there were any illegal means used, the Election Commission would have taken action. Being a senior minister, Eshwarappa should have spoken all these things with senior leaders.

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