CM ‘buying loyalty’ by giving cabinet positions to 90 Congress MLAs, says Capt Ganesh Karnik

08:11 PM Feb 12, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: BJP leader Ganesh Karnik claimed that Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has appointed 90 Congress leaders to the cabinet positions in an attempt to secure their “loyalty.”


Karnik, a senior spokesperson for the BJP, stated that approximately 77 MLAs and four MLCs from the Congress have been given cabinet positions. Additionally, Siddaramaiah has appointed nine advisors, along with cabinet ministers and chief whips. Furthermore, the chairman of the state poll guarantees committee has yet to assume office. These cabinet positions come with perks such as a 14-member staff, a car with police escort, and a good salary, he added.

“The Congress has win the election after announcing freebies,” the former MLC said.

“In the Congress, which is still a divided house, Siddaramaiah, in a bid to keep the flock together, is buying the loyalty of the MLAs by offering them these lucrative posts, forgetting very conveniently the allocation of funds for the development.”

Captain Karnik further said: “To shift the attention of the state from dismal failure since Siddaramaiah took over as the chief minister and to hold back the MLAs’ support to his government, he is buying the loyalty by giving these 90 cabinet rank posts.”


“Siddaramaiah government is not going to last long due to internal strife. He thinks loyalty could be bought by providing posts, Captain Karnik said.

(With IANS inputs)


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