Sudhakar gets health, Sreeramulu social welfare charge in BSY cabinet reshuffle
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday effected a minor reshuffle in his cabinet by giving Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar the charge of the health portfolio too, amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state. A doctor and first-time minister, Dr Sudhakar has been a key figure in the state government’s efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. In what is being widely seen as a demotion, ST community leader B Sreeramulu lost the health and backward classes portfolios and was made in charge of the social welfare ministry.
The reshuffle comes at a time when the Congress is demanding Yediyurappa’s resignation over allegations of corruption against his family members. The social welfare portfolio, earlier held by Deputy Chief Minister and SC leader Govind Karjol, was given to Sreeramulu and the backward classes portfolio he held was taken over by Yediyurappa.