Yogeshwar’s dismissal sought from Karnataka Cabinet
The rumblings throughout the ruling BJP continued on Sunday as various legislators loyal to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa are learnt to have sought the dismissal of Tourism Minister C.P. Yogeshwar from the Cabinet for publicly talking towards the Chief Minister and his son just lately.
In what’s being seen as a present of power by the Chief Minister’s camp in political circles, about 20 loyalist-legislators, together with the Chief Minister’s Political Secretary M.P. Renukacharya, turned up at Mr. Yediyurappa’s residence right here on the pretext of discussing COVID-related issues.
However, it’s learnt that they sought motion towards Mr. Yogeshwar for his public outbursts towards the Chief Minister and his son B.Y. Vijayendra over his model of functioning. “This is not a pure BJP government. It a government of three parties,” Mr. Yogeshwar had remarked whereas stating that he wouldn’t permit his personal son to intervene in administration — an oblique reference to Mr. Vijayendra’s alleged interference in governance.
Mr. Yogeshwar’s public outbursts got here within the midst of thick hypothesis a couple of management change, which has now come to arest. Mr. Yogeshwar, who had approached the occasion leaders in Delhi, has been requested to not rake up the management subject because the State is combating the COVID-19 pandemic now. Sources near the Chief Minister mentioned that the legislators requested for the sacking of Mr. Yogeshwar since he had unnecessarily attacked the Chief Minister and his son, inflicting public embarrassment to the federal government. “The legislators tried to impress upon the Chief Minister that a message had to be sent by taking action so that such things did not recur,” a supply mentioned.
The Chief Minister, it’s learnt, requested the legislators to first consider pandemic-related work for the time being. He, nonetheless, promised to evaluation the scenario later. “He told the legislators that the issue could be discussed after the lockdown. The Chief Minister felt that it was better not to drag the situation in the midst of the pandemic. Otherwise, the public perception of the government could turn negative,” the supply mentioned.
Sources additionally mentioned that extra legislators are anticipated to return within the coming days to point out solidarity with the Chief Minister, who has come beneath the assault from his Cabinet colleague. “Several legislators have called the Chief Minister by phone and expressed solidarity with him,” the supply added.