It has been two weeks since Karnataka got its new government but the state still lacks a cabinet. While one week was spent in deciding the power sharing between the foe-turned-friends who have formed the coalition government, it is taking equally long for the parties to decide who will be handed what ministry.
Given that there are too many bigwigs in both parties who are all lobbying for various portfolios, the division of the ministries between the two parties has only heightened the tension within the alliance.
In light of the pending ministry allocation, senior Karnataka Congress leaders were said to be travelling to Delhi in order to meet Congress party president Rahul Gandhi today (4 June). But this high profile meeting has been suddenly cancelled, reports Vijayavani.
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, former chief minister Siddaramaiah and the power-wrestler of state politics D K Shivakumar had requested for an appointment with Rahul Gandhi. But their request has been turned down.
In a yet another disappointment, especially to D K Shivakumar, who is being sidelined by his own party post elections, Congress’ state in-charge K C Venugopal and party general secretary Gulam Nabi Azad have sent a message asking state party leaders to refrain from coming to Delhi. They have informed the leaders that they would discuss the portfolio allotment with Rahul Gandhi themselves and let them know of the proceedings.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.