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    Siddaramiah mocks at Yediyurappa over delay in portfolio allocation, calls him BJP's "unwanted baby"

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    Yediyurappa had been going to Delhi and coming back and was not able to meet BJP president Amit Shah (to finalise the portfolio allocation), he claimed.

    The former chief minister claimed BJP was facing rebellion within due to which the portfolios could not be alloted even after five days of the cabinet expansion and the party high command had also been not giving any response to Yediyurappa.
    BENGALURU: Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Sunday took a dig at chief minister B S Yediyurappa over the delay in allocation of portfolios to his ministerial colleagues and said he has becomeunwanted baby of the BJP.

    The former chief minister claimed BJP was facing rebellion within due to which the portfolios could not be alloted even after five days of the cabinet expansion and the party high command had also been not giving any response to Yediyurappa.

    What has happened is, Yediyurappa has become an unwanted baby for the BJP high command... on one side there are disgruntled MLAs who went there (to BJP). They are threatening them and then there are many disgruntled within BJP too. Hence portfolio allotment is not happening, Siddaramaiah told reporters here.

    Yediyurappa had been going to Delhi and coming back and was not able to meet BJP president Amit Shah (to finalise the portfolio allocation), he claimed.

    Attacking the BJP, Siddaramaiah alleged it never had the mandate and came to power through back-door through Operation Lotus (engineering defections) and horse trading.

    Yediyurappa, who assumed the office after the collapse of the Congress-JDS government last month, inducted other ministers of his cabinet on August 20 but they are yet to be allocated portfolios.

    He had on Saturday cited death of BJP stalwart and former finance minister Arun Jaitley, and his travel to Delhi to pay his last respects to the departed leader as the reasons for the delay in finalising the portfolio allocation.
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    7 Comments on this Story

    Swamy Mrn389 days ago
    If yeddy is bjp unwanted baby, siddu is nobody baby as his defeat in chamundeswari proved. Landed in parachute in badami.
    If siddu has fire in belly ask and go for midterms pool.
    Jai Hind390 days ago
    Delay in portfolio allotment itself became point of sledging for Siddaramaiah, what people would have gone through when their coalition Govt did not function for more than a year! while their CM was operating from 7 star hotel! No point in talking about who got mandate and who took backdoor entry, Karnataka people are smart enough to understand Mr. Siddaramaiah..
    Narasimha Babu Chintamani391 days ago
    Dogs wont eat grass and it will not others eat it.
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