Karnataka cabinet: Cong aspirants pile pressure
With the much-awaited expansion of the H D Kumaraswamy ministry in Karnataka expected to take place next week, aspirants from the JDS' coalition partner Congress have started lobbying for ministerial berths. Amid reports that the state Congress leaders would leave for Delhi in a couple of days to finalise the list, aspirants have even resorted to pressure tactics.
Supporters of Congress MLA from Bhadravathi B K Sangamesh Wednesday demonstrated near former chief minister and Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah's residence here, demanding a ministerial berth for their leader.
They urged Siddaramaiah and other party leaders to consider Sangamesh who is the lone party MLA from Shivamogga district that is considered the stronghold of state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa.
According to party sources, several aspirants who have been mounting pressure on the party's state leadership here are also likely to go to Delhi soon to pursue their demand.