Bengaluru: The Congress on Thursday appointed MLA V Muniyappa as Karnataka chief minister's political secretary, MLA Sharanabasappa Darshanapur as vice president of the state planning commission and MLA Ajay Singh as the state's special representative to New Delhi. These appointments, made without consulting the JD(S), have irked the junior partner in the coalition government of the state.

JD(S) leaders have expressed their anger against appointments to these posts claiming that the responsibility lies with the chief minister. Even if the Congress wanted to make the appointments, they should have discussed it with the chief minister first, said JD(S) leaders.

The government has not issued any joining order to the Congress appointees yet. Chief minister Kumaraswamy has reportedly directed chief secretary TM Vijayabhaskar not to proceed with the matter further until notice to the effect is received from his office.