Kumaraswamy Gives Higher Education Portfolio To ‘class 8 Pass’ Minister, Then Says “What Have I Studied? Still I Am The CM

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy triggered a controversy after he allocated Higher Education portfolio to a minister who has studied till class 8. GT Devegowda, the minister who has been given Higher Education portfolio, is reportedly upset over Kumaraswamy especially as his own formal education has been limited. The JD(S) party sources have also claimed that Devegowda, who emerged as a giant killer defeating former chief minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru in the May 12 assembly polls, was said to be eyeing key portfolios.
Reacting to the issue, Kumaraswamy, 59, said, “Some people will have wish to work in certain departments, but in every department there is opportunity to work efficiently. We have to work efficiently.
On reported comments by G T Devegowda about being given Higher Education, when he was just studied till eighth standard, the chief minister said,
Kumaraswamy had last night allocated portfolios but it has left some upset including G T Devegowda and C S Puttaraju, who got the Minor Irrigation portfolio. Kumaraswamy retained the key Finance department, as also Energy with him while giving Home to his deputy G Parameshwara of the Congress.
The chief minister had inducted 25 new ministers on June 6, including those from his party JD(S), Congress, BSP, and the fledgling KPJP.
Meanwhile, thepower tussle in Karnataka seems to be never ending as after the coalition drama, a new crisis has hit the JD(S)-Congress alliance. BJP State President BS Yeddyurappa has claimed on Friday that several Congres, JDS MLAs are willing to join his party as they are miffed with portfolio allocation.
“Several disgruntled young leaders and leaders from Congress and JD(S) are eager to join the BJP,” Yeddyurappa said.

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