Mysuru: Many a time, relatives of well-known politicians are known to use their influence and threaten officers on duty. 

Rajesh, the nephew of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa allegedly threatened a cop on duty when the chief minister visited the famed Chamundi Hills in Mysuru, Karnataka, on Thursday (August 29). 

The cop, a DCP did not allow Rajesh to enter the temple due to security reasons. But the nephew, who was irked by the cop’s refusal to give entry to him, allegedly threatened him that he would get the cop transferred. 

Kengal Renu a Congress spokesperson said, “BJP talks about nepotism in other parties. But it is more rampant in the BJP than any other party. They don’t practice what they preach. We have seen such acts by the relatives of the BJP across the country. It is high time the CM stepped in and put an end to such rowdy activities.” 

On the political front, Yediyurappa finds himself in a very difficult situation as many MLAs who did not make it to the cabinet are upset with him. The issue of Lakshman Savadi, neither an MLA nor an MLC, being elevated to the position of a deputy CM has irked many party men. 

Yediyurappa was sworn in as the CM last month, but he was unable to form his Cabinet even after a fortnight. He was well aware that disgruntlement would simmer and sought the assistance of the party high command. 

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The going is certainly not smooth for Yediyurappa as the Cabinet formation has exposed the rebellion in the saffron camp. 

But the party top brass has asked MLAs not to rebel and assist the CM in every possible manner.   

The BJP came to power as the coalition government, headed by the HD Kumaraswamy, the earlier CM, was defeated in the trust vote 99 – 105.