Trouble brews for Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa as rebelling MLAs openly start speaking out about their unhappiness at being kept out of the cabinet during the recent expansion.
Some senior MLAs have said they will be taking their claims to the party’s central leadership and seek its intervention as they have felt ignored every time the cabinet is expanded.
Claiming that there are about 14-15 unhappy legislators, the rebels want the entire cabinet to be reconstituted and new faces be given an opportunity once the government completes 20 months in office.
Yediyurappa, who took oath in July 2019, would complete 20 months as CM in March.
While the rebels don’t say they want the chief minister to be replaced, they want their grievances addressed and plan to meet soon and take their case to the central high command.
GH Thippareddy, a six-time MLA from Chitradurga in central Karnataka, told reporters on Tuesday that his district has always been neglected.
“I’ve said this many times before. Our government has come to power thrice, but the same bunch of MLAs become ministers.
Going by their performance, there should be a reshuffle. If you give some others an opportunity, the…