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Sudhakar gets health, Sreeramulu social welfare charge in BSY cabinet reshuffle

By: The Press Reporter News Service | Bengaluru |

October 13, 2020 5:46:06 am


The reshuffle comes at a time when the Congress is demanding Yediyurappa’s resignation over allegations of corruption in opposition to his relations.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday effected a minor reshuffle in his cupboard by giving Medical Schooling Minister Okay Sudhakar the cost of the well being portfolio too, amid rising Covid-19 instances within the state.

A health care provider and first-time minister, Dr Sudhakar has been a key determine within the state authorities’s efforts to manage the unfold of Covid-19.

In what’s being extensively seen as a demotion, ST neighborhood chief B Sreeramulu misplaced the well being and backward courses portfolios and was made in command of the social welfare ministry.

The reshuffle comes at a time when the Congress is demanding Yediyurappa’s resignation over allegations of corruption in opposition to his relations.

The social welfare portfolio, earlier held by Deputy Chief Minister and SC chief Govind Karjol, was given to Sreeramulu and the backward courses portfolio he held was taken over by Yediyurappa.

“Technically, each well being and medical training are one division. Different states and the Centre are additionally following the identical mannequin. It was tough to handle the departments individually. The Chief Minister has taken this determination handy over duty of each the departments to 1 minister,” Dr Sudhakar mentioned on Monday.

“My high precedence is to manage Covid-19 within the state and to scale back the mortality charge,” he added.

The Congress termed the reshuffle an indication of the failure of the BJP authorities. “The cupboard reshuffle is proof of this authorities’s depressing failure in dealing with the pandemic. The truth that the well being minister has been modified provides credence to our cost that this authorities’s incompetency has led to huge lack of life and livelihood,” state Congress president D Okay Shivakumar mentioned.

The BJP’s determination to place Sreeramulu in command of social welfare ministry is an effort to construct up a bigger political base among the many ST neighborhood within the state and shouldn’t be seen as a demotion, get together sources mentioned.

Forward of the 2018 Meeting election, Sreeramulu had been thought of a contender for the Deputy Chief Minister put up, however he was sidelined after the get together failed to return to energy by itself — dropping floor in lots of ST constituencies in areas like Ballari the place Sreeramulu was anticipated to ship seats.

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