The much-awaited cabinet expansion has given rise to dissent in the Congress party. Surprisingly the resentment came from daughters of legislators like BC Patil and Ramalinga Reddy as the Congress party has not inducted them in the cabinet. Earlier this morning, Srushti Patil, daughter of BC Patil from Hirekerur expressed anger through her Twitter handle while Sowmya Reddy, MLA Ramalinga Reddy's daughter declined to accept the parliamentary secretary post in protest.
The much-awaited cabinet expansion was met with resentment from legislators which is likely to hit the Congress hard in Karnataka, especially with the Lok Sabha polls around the corner. While legislators like Ramalinga Reddy and BC Patil have not aired any comments yet, their daughters have expressed their anger openly.
Earlier this morning, Srushti Patil, daughter of Hirekerur MLA BC Patil took to Twitter to lash out at Congress for not inducting her father into the cabinet. "This is great injustice to BC Patil, Hirekerur. BC Patil deserves to be in the cabinet," said Srushti Patil through a tweet.
However, soon after her tweet went around, it was deleted.
Similarly, seven-time MLA Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Sowmya Reddy also expressed dissent over her father’s exclusion from the cabinet. Speaking to MyNation, Sowmya Reddy said, "As a mark of respect to my father Ramalinga Reddy who is a seven-time MLA and was instrumental in Congress gaining power in the Bengaluru City Corporation, I declined the post of parliamentary secretary. My father deserves to be in the cabinet. This development will also have an impact in Lok Sabha election as his followers and supporters will question the Congress’ decision."
Sowmya further added that her father was very approachable and never wanted austerity around him and people from all sections liked him. It is this quality of Ramalinga Reddy which, Sowmya says, could work for the party, and the Congress neglecting him could prove to be a disaster during the Lok Sabha election.
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Last Updated Dec 22, 2018, 5:55 PM IST