Reportedly four days after the cabinet expansion, chief minister BS Yediyurappa on monday allocated portfolios to the 10 newly inducted ministers including Ramesh Jarkiholi, who got the plum portfolio of major and medium irrigation which he was eyeing. Meanwhile the chief minister retained the Department of Public Administration, bengaluru Development, Intelligence Department, Finance and portfolios not allocated.
Furthermore according to a government press release, anand Singh got food, civil supplies and consumers affairs portfolio, Srimant Patil was given textile while K Gopalaiah has been assigned small scale industries. Perhaps Byrathi Basavaraj secured the Urban Development Department barring Bengaluru-related civic affairs while S T Somashekhar was given the charge of the cooperation department.
Moreover the bjp government assigned forest department to B C Patil, medical education to Dr K Sudhakar, municipal administration was given to K C Narayana Gowda and labour department to A Shivaram Hebbar. Byrathi Basavaraj said had had not exerted pressure demanding any portfolio. Meanwhile, discontentment started brewing with bjp mla Basanagouda Patil raising the issue of addressing the regional balance in the cabinet. He said "The sentiments of the MLAs should be taken care of. Many MLAs have spoken to me on various issues highlighting the regional balance in the portfolio for the development of their region".