After the Lokayukta report indicted the Reddy Brothers in the illegal mining scam, their chances of getting into the Cabinet seem to be dimming with every passing day.
It is in this scenario that the huddle of MLAs in the Reddy camp assumes prominence. In a last ditch effort to mark their presence in the next cabinet expansion that is scheduled to be held on Aug 31st, the MLAs have taken their 'resort politics' overseas this time around. A marked change from the usual way, where the MLAs would all be packed to a secret location in Goa or Hyderabad, this time they have decided to gang up first in Indonesia and now Singapore to mount fresh trouble for the BJP in the state.
The Reddy Brothers' entry into the cabinet seem to be unlikely after they were named in the Lokayukta report, but they hope to indict 4 of their MLAs into the Cabinet and make the Reddy presence felt in the state government.
With the mining ban in place in Bellary as ordered by the Supreme Court, gaining a Cabinet presence is the only alternative for the Reddy Brothers to maintain their clout in the state. With the MLAs enjoying the hospitality overseas, it is only a matter of time when one gets to know who will be the chosen one for the Cabinet berth.