Yediyurappa meets disappointed ministerial aspirants, pacifies them
As part of the efforts to defuse heartburn among disappointed ministerial aspirants, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is learnt to have held consultations with some of the leaders, including Umesh Katti and Balachandra Jarkiholi.
Both the leaders met the Chief Minister at his residence on Tuesday night. Mr. Yediyurappa reportedly tried to console the two senior and powerful leaders from Belagavi, who have not made it to his Ministry.
Mr. Jarkiholi is learnt to have requested the Chief Minister to ensure that his elder brother Ramesh, who has been disqualified after he tendered resignation to the MLA seat to join the BJP, should be made Minister soon after legal clarity emerges on his political status. Mr. Yediyurappa reportedly assured him of implementing his request.