Bengaluru, May 13: The Congress in Karnataka is on course correction mode. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced in Mysore that there would be a cabinet reshuffle at the end of this month and the lobbying has already begun.
CM Siddaramaiah against whom his own party men have complained is expected to drop under performers in his cabinet and induct some young faces.
There have been problems with the Housing and Educational ministries in the recent past. While Siddaramaiah himself had said that the Housing Ministry had not met its target, the leak of the II PU Chemistry paper which led to the exams being postponed twice has also put the education ministry in poor light.
Need to act:
The Congress High Court which initially received a representation to change the Chief Minister has however decided not to consider the same for now. Instead it wants the Chief Minister to reshuffle the cabinet and drop under performers who have been giving the opposition enough fodder to launch attacks.
According to sources the Chief Minister in consultation with the High Command has prepared a list of seven ministers who will be dropped. There is expected to be a change in the housing, primary and secondary education, transport, infrastructure ministries. The ministers heading these ministries are likely to be dropped and fresh faces inducted.
The Chief Minister has decided to go in for young faces as it is expected that they may perform. There is also a growing clamour within the Congress to induct the speaker of the legislative assembly Kagodu Thimappa into the ministry.