BENGALURU: Reiterating his assurance to victorious legislators on their induction into the cabinet, a beaming Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said results of bypolls to 15 Assembly constituencies have enhanced the state government’s task to implement promises made to the people without any delay.
Speaking to the media here, Mr. Yediyurappa said “there’s no question of breaking our promise (on accommodating the winners in his cabinet). I will go to Delhi soon to meet central leaders of our party about expansion of the cabinet.” He said he was thrilled about the victory of ruling party candidate, Narayana Gowda, in K R Pete as the leader was born in the taluk in Bookanakere village. “I thank voters of K R Pete for helping our party register the first win in Mandya district. We won in K R Pete because of hard work of our party workers,” he added.
He congratulated every successful candidate of his party and assured them of a place in his cabinet.
He, however, declined to divulge details about the fate of defeated candidates of BJP in Hunsur and Hosakote. A decision on them would be taken after discussions with central leaders, he added.
In response to question on non-cooperation on the part of Member of Parliament, B.N. Bachche Gowda, in Hosakote constituency, the Chief Minister replied: “Our central leaders will take a decision as I have brought the issue of anti-party activities of the MP of Chikkaballapur to their notice.”
Mr Sharath Bachche Gowda, the rebel BJP candidate who contested as an independent, defeated party nominee and former minister M T B Nagaraj by 11, 486 votes. His father and Member of Parliament, Mr Bachche Gowda, campaigned for him, despite warnings by top state unit leaders of the party....