The senior BJP chief from Ballari district will now get the Social Welfare division, thought-about a heavy portfolio due to the sheer dimension of its annual price range. He’ll retain his backward class welfare division, too.
The CM, nevertheless, will cross on Sriramulu’s present portfolio of well being & family welfare to Medical Schooling minister Okay Sudhakar. The younger BJP chief from Chikkaballapur district will now obtain a promotion with an extra portfolio, and may have agency grip over the whole covid administration.
The loser in the entire reshuffle might be deputy chief minister Govind Karjol, who will lose the social welfare portfolio to Sriramulu. Karjol, a confidante of the chief minister, will now hold solely the general public works division, one other heavy portfolio.
The federal government often assigns a member of the SC or ST group with the social welfare division, which takes care of the welfare of SC/ST group members. Sriramulu belongs to the ST group.
Earlier than the Cupboard formation final yr, Sriramulu had anticipated, and sought deputy chief minister’s put up, however to his utter disappointment, he grew to become simply one other minister within the Cupboard with the well being division, a portfolio he held 10 years in the past, too. He later demanded with the chief minister that he be given social welfare division as a compensation for not making him as deputy chief minister regardless of his mass attraction within the north Karnataka area, and amongst his group members. Contemplating his attraction, the BJP had fielded him from two Meeting seats within the 2018 Meeting polls, and he gave a troublesome battle to Siddaramaiah in Badami, whereas profitable Molakalmuru in Chitradurga district.
Within the preliminary days of Covid-19 outbreak, and in later weeks too, there had been an absence of coordination between Sriramulu and Sudhakar; the Well being minister was extraordinarily upset when the chief minister gave the covid conflict room accountability to Sudhakar. When the 2 leaders started giving divergent statements on covid, the chief minister requested Schooling Minister S Suresh Kumar to do the every day briefing on covid for a while.