With no prospects of a Cabinet formation in sight in Karnataka, #BJPGovtMissing is trending on Twitter
Bengaluru: As Karnataka continues to reel under the effects of floods, the state BJP continues to reel under the effects of its own decision, not to form a Cabinet even a fortnight after chief minister BS Yediyurappa took oath.
As #BJPGovtMissing trended on Twitter, many reminded the Centre that Karnataka had given 25 MPs to the BJP.
As if the effects of floods were not enough, police resorted to lathi-charge a few days ago when a few people demanded answers from Yediyurappa. Incidentally, it was the same Yediyurappa, under whose government, a Golibar too had taken place several years ago. Certainly, these two events have not been good advertisements at a time when BJP has cared little to form a Cabinet.
According to sources, the BJP is deliberately pussy-footing on the issue, knowing fully well that a Cabinet formed in a hurry might only be an invitation to dissension. This is precisely the reason why Yediyurappa wants a seal of approval from none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah.
In fact, Yediyurappa was in Delhi a few days ago to meet the top brass over Cabinet formation. But it is reportedly said that Amit Shah forced him to return to the state and concentrate on flood-relief activities and leave the matter of the formation to the top brass. Paying heed, Yediyurappa rushed back, but received flak for his absence. Now, as per latest reports, Yediyurappa will fly back to Delhi on August 16 to meet the top brass. Two weeks ago, the state leaders did inform the top brass of the likely candidates for ministries, but no decision has been taken up till now.
Yediyurappa can have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 33 MLAs in his Cabinet.
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Last Updated Aug 13, 2019, 8:17 PM IST