Bengaluru: The chances of former minister, K.J. George making a return to the state Cabinet seem to have brightened with Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah keen on reinducting him before the Dasara festivities commence in October.
Apart from this, Mr Siddaramaiah is also planning to appoint no less than 20 MLAs and 10 MLAs who lost in the Assembly polls, to state-run boards and corporations.
Mr George had resigned as minister when an FIR was filed based on an interview given by former DySP M.K. Ganapathi before he committed suicide two months ago in which he had named the then Bengaluru development minister and two police officers for allegedly harassing him.
“He is a key aide of Mr Siddaramaiah and his re-entry was assured even before he put down his papers by none other than the CM himself. So, it looks like Mr George will make a comeback before Dasara,” the source explained without going into details of whether the former minister would get a clean chit or not.
Apart from this, Mr Siddaramaiah seems to have made up his mind to reward his close aides by offering them plum posts in state-run boards and corporations.
“He is trying his best to accommodate as many MLAs possible in the 92 state-run boards and corporations. He is keen on getting at least 20 MLAs and 10 defeated MLAs into these vacancies, who are considered his close aides to keep them in good stead. But, it remains to be seen whether senior party leaders will give the nod for his plan,” the source claimed....