Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday affected a minor reshuffle in his bureau by giving Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar the charge of the wellbeing portfolio as well, in the midst of rising Covid-19 cases in the state.
A specialist and first-time serve, Dr. Sudhakar has been a key figure in the express government’s endeavors to control the spread of Covid-19.
In what is by and large broadly observed as a downgrade, ST people group pioneer B Sreeramulu lost the wellbeing and in reverse class portfolios and was made responsible for the social government assistance service.
The reshuffle comes when Congress is requesting Yediyurappa’s abdication over claims of debasement against his relatives.
The social government assistance portfolio, prior held by Deputy Chief Minister and SC pioneer Govind Kajol, was given to Sreeramulu and the regressive classes portfolio he held was taken over by Yediyurappa.
“In fact, both wellbeing and clinical instruction are one office. Different states and the Center are additionally following a similar model. It was hard to deal with the divisions independently. The Chief Minister has taken this choice to hand over the obligation of both the divisions to one clergyman,” Dr. Sudhakar said on Monday.
“My main concern is to control Covid-19 in the state and to lessen the death rate,” he included.
The Congress named the reshuffle an indication of the disappointment of the BJP government. “The bureau reshuffle is evidence of this present government’s hopeless disappointment in taking care of the pandemic. The way that the wellbeing clergyman has been changed adds confidence to our charge that this current government’s inadequacy has prompted gigantic death toll and job,” state Congress president D K Shivakumar said.
The BJP’s choice to place Sreeramulu responsible for social government assistance service is a push to develop a bigger political base among the ST people group in the state and ought not to be viewed as a downgrade, party sources said.
In front of the 2018 Assembly political decision, Sreeramulu had been viewed as a competitor for the Deputy Chief Minister post, yet he was sidelined after the gathering neglected to come to control all alone — losing ground in numerous ST electorates in areas like Ballari where Sreeramulu was relied upon to convey seats.
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