KSE, Ashok may lose one portfolio each
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
10th August 2012 11:08 AM
Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is all set to effect a minor reshuffling of portfolios in couple of days owing to demand for plum posts by ministers of D V Sadananda Gowda camp.
According to sources, Shettar is expected to take away one portfolio each from his deputies K S Eshwarappa and R Ashok who are presently holding two each.
Eshwarappa is said to have agreed to give up RDPR portfolio to Kannada and Culture Minister Govinda Karjol. But Ashok is said be reluctant to part with either of his portfolios -Home and Transport. Municipal Administration Minister Balachandra Jarakiholi is said to be demanding the Transport portfolio.
Three for council
The state government has proposed to nominate award winning actress Tara, former Rajya Sabha member K B Shanappa and Karnataka State Handloom Corporation Chairman M D Lakshminarayan to the Legislative council.
Shettar has forwarded these names to Governor H R Bhardwaj for approval.
Lakshminarayan is the choice of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
Shanappa, a prominent Dalit leader from Hyderabad-Karnataka region is said to be BJP national general secretary H N Ananthkumar’s pick. Tara is said to be the unanimous choice.
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