After denying them a Dalit Deputy Chief Minister, the Congress has given the oppressed neighborhood a lion’s share within the Karnataka state Cabinet within the first listing.
Among the eight ministers to be sworn in, three belong to Scheduled Castes whereas one hails from Scheduled Tribe.
No Vokkaliga chief has been named within the first listing as D.Ok. Shivakumar was given the submit of DyCM. He will even proceed because the state celebration President. Lingayats, who dominated the BJP Cabinet, could have one consultant.
Prominent chief from Dalit neighborhood, Dr G. Parameshwara, who vehemently staked declare for DyCM submit and warned the celebration to recognise the demand earlier than the neighborhood responds, has been allotted a Cabinet berth. His identify figures first within the listing.
Ok.H. Muniyappa, former union minister who batted for a Dalit Chief Minister and ‘then for DyCM submit, has additionally been accomodated. There had been rumours earlier than the election that Muniyappa is all set to change over to the BJP.
The grand-old-party managed to rein within the state of affairs. Muniyappa gained from Devanahalli seat and his daughter Roopa Shashidhar gained from KGF seat. He lobbied for the Cabinet submit for his daughter, however the celebration has determined to incorporate him within the Cabinet.
AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge’s son and Chittarpur MLA Priyank Kharge, who labored as a Minister for IT throughout Siddaramaiah’s first stint as Chief Minister, has additionally been given Cabinet submit.
Party sources defined that it’s the gesture of the celebration in direction of senior Kharge’s distinguished position within the election technique and campaigning. Kharge’s “I am Bhoomiputra” declare in opposition to PM Modi’s publicity blitzkrieg struck a chord with the individuals of the state.
Satish Jarkiholi, the facility home of Congress in north Karnataka and mass chief of oppressed courses and OBC communities has been given a Cabinet berth. Satish Jarkiholi is understood for his motion in opposition to Hindu blind beliefs and superstitions.
Jarkiholi’s declare that the origin of the phrase ‘Hindu’ was Persian and meant “slave” had created a stir making it a subject of nationwide debate.
Notably, Satish Jarkiholi celebrates his birthdays in burial grounds and makes it a degree to hold out necessary works at inauspicious instances. He is the brother of Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of many necessary leaders in Karnataka BJP and an accused within the alleged intercourse CD scandal.
The household is alleged to be operating a republic in Belagavi district. He gained from Yamakanamardi reserve seat with a margin of 57, 211 votes. He polled 60 per cent of votes.
M.B. Patil, one of many distinguished Lingayat leaders from north Karnataka, has additionally been allotted the cupboard submit. Resourceful Patil is a blue-eyed boy of Siddaramaiah and launched the motion for separate faith for Lingayats.
Most senior Congressman Ramalinga Reddy from Bengaluru has been awarded the coveted berth. The Reddy neighborhood urged the excessive command and wrote a letter searching for the DyCM submit to him. As per his supporters, he’s extra senior and has gained extra elections than Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar.
BJP had taken it as a problem to defeat him and labored on all methods. They managed to defeat his daughter Sowmya Reddy within the Jayanagar seat by a slim margin of 16 votes.
Siddaramaiah has managed to safe a cupboard submit for his staunch supporter B.Z. Zameer Ahmad Khan who carried out “Siddaramaiah CM candidate” marketing campaign all through the final 5 years a lot to the chagrin of Shivakumar.
Sources claimed that Shivakumar tried his stage finest to maintain Zameer out of the cupboard, however failed. Zameer is a mass chief and represents Chamarajpet seat in Bengaluru.
Senior Congress chief Ok.J. George, who held the portfolio of Home throughout the tenure of Siddaramaiah final time, has additionally been included within the first listing on the excessive command’s instructions.
The Congress has tried to accommodate all communities and religions within the first part, giving prominence to Dalits and oppressed courses.
It is to be seen how Vokkaliga and Lingayat communities who used to get lion’s share and preferential remedy over others in Karnataka every time BJP, JD(S) governments had been shaped, react to the event.