Karnataka Minister complains to PM, Governor against CM

K S Eshwarappa

Bengaluru: In an open rebellion against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa has complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Governor Vajubai R Vala and top leaders of the BJP against ‘interference in administration’ by the CM in his department in violation of norms.

In a written complaint to Governor Vajubhai Vala and BJP national general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh, Eshwarappa accused Yediyurappa of direct interference in his Ministry in violation of the Karnataka (Transaction of Business) Rules on division of power in the cabinet.

A copy has been forwarded to Modi, Amit Shah and BJP chief J P Nadda. In the letter, Eshwarappa accused Yediyurappa of a unilateral style of administration and alleged he violated multiple rules and procedures on more than one occasion in sanctioning department funds.

He claimed the CM bypassed him while making allocations worth Rs 780 crore set aside in the 2020-21 State budget for developing 20,000km of rural roads.


NT Bureau