In a minor reshuffle in Karnataka, the well being portfolio which was with B Sriramulu has been transferred to Dr Okay Sudhakar the Medical Schooling minister, in line with a notification issued by the Raj Bhavan. The adjustments have been notified by Governor Vajubhai Vala on the advice of CM BS Yediyurappa.
The well being ministry has more and more turn into vital due to the continuing Covid-19 disaster, with Karnataka registering the second highest variety of circumstances within the nation after Maharashtra.
Sudhakar a educated physician by qualification, who at the moment holds the medical schooling portfolio, will get the well being and household welfare ministry too. Sriramulu has been given the social welfare division which was with PWD minister Govind Karajol as further cost.
Sriramulu a outstanding OBC face of the social gathering, nevertheless, rushed to fulfill CM Yediyurappa to specific his unhappiness at being shunted out as ‘it could ship flawed message to the individuals of the state about his skill to deal with the accountability,’ a supply near the minister advised HT.
The brand new social welfare minister himself, nevertheless, refused to speak to the media and Sudhakar the brand new well being minister stated that it was the prerogative of the CM to allocate portfolios and stated he might need been given the accountability as medical schooling, well being and household welfare have been intently associated.
Sudhakar additionally denied that the reallocation in portfolio had been achieved because of allegations by opposition Congress of large corruption in procurement of apparatus associated to Covid-19 therapy or because of failure in controlling the unfold of the pandemic.
A senior minister within the Yediyurappa cupboard who can also be a former president of the state BJP unit, KS Eshwarappa defended the re-allocation saying that social welfare division suited Sriramulu higher. “It’s upto the CM to resolve who ought to be given what. Social welfare division can also be a really huge ministry. It’s a good alternative (for Sriramulu) to make sure social justice,” Eshwarappa added.
Earlier for months there have been murmurs of disagreement by way of Covid-19 dealing with technique between Sriramulu and Sudhakar. A miffed CM BS Yediyurappa had even named major and secondary schooling minister Suresh Kumar because the chief authorities spokesperson for all issues associated to the Covid-19 pandemic. Sudhakar had then denied any rift calling Sriramulu his ‘elder brother’.
The principle opposition social gathering Congress instantly hit out on the authorities’s determination to vary the well being minister. KPCC President DK Shivakumar tweeted, “The Cupboard Reshuffle achieved by CM @BSYBJP is proof of this authorities’s depressing failure in dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic. The truth that the Well being Minister has been modified provides credence to our cost that this govt’s incompetency has led to large lack of life and livelihood.”
A senior cupboard minister stated that the bigger growth and reshuffle deliberate by the Yediyurappa cupboard would possibly now occur solely subsequent month after the outcomes of the Sira and RR Nagar meeting by-polls are recognized. “We’re nonetheless awaiting the inexperienced sign from the excessive command for it as there are a lot of aspirants for it. In any other case this (the minor reshuffle) wouldn’t have been achieved now.”
Karnataka over the past week has registered on a median round 10,000 new Covid-19 circumstances each day and until now cumulatively has recorded greater than 7 lakh circumstances with almost 10,000 deaths because of the viral an infection.