A day after the Siddaramaiah-led Congress authorities in Karnataka carried out a significant Cabinet rejig, disgruntled legislators, both dropped or denied ministerial berths, expressed their anger by threatening resignations and staging protests in totally different components of the state.
The exit of movie star M H Ambareesh because the housing minister resulted in threats of a strike by the movie business and protests had been staged in the Mandya area by his followers.
The speak in regards to the doable induction of actress Ramya in the Cabinet has additionally irked the actor, who despatched his resignation to the Deputy Speaker Monday. His resignation was not accepted.
Seven legislators from the dominant Vokkaliga group threatened mass resignations, contemplating themselves arduous achieved by the discount of the group’s power in the Cabinet from 4 to 2 ministers following the exit of Ambareesh and Primary Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar.
Part of the insurgent Vokkaliga group in the Congress are S T Somashekhar and M Krishnappa, whose supporters held up site visitors in west Bengaluru and clogged up a Metro station in town Sunday in protest.
The Assembly constituencies of Chamarajnagar, Madhugiri and Muddebihal noticed a shutdown whereas a number of different locations in Karnataka witnessed protests by supporters of Congress MLAs who didn’t determine in the Cabinet.
The Congress, in the meantime, introduced the appointment of former minister Dinesh Gundu Rao as the brand new working president of the state Congress.