Cong unhappy over K'taka CM holding up some appointments
Bengaluru: Unhappy over Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy holding up a few appointments to boards and corporations, the leadership of the Congress, a partner in the ruling coalition, has decided to take up the issue with him.
According to party sources, several Congress leaders and legislators are miffed with the chief minister over his decision to put on hold some appointments and have expressed their anger to the state leadership.
"I will speak to Kumaraswamy; I don't know why he has put it on hold," Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah told reporters.
Out of Congress' recommendation to 19 boards and corporations, the chief minister, after much delay, issued orders on Sunday for appointment of 14, and eight legislators as parliamentary secretaries against the party's list of nine.
Kumaraswamy has also not made any appointments to the posts of deputy chairman of the planning commission, special representative in Delhi and political secretary to the chief minister, to which the Congress had suggested names of its legislators.
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said the chief minister has not rejected any names recommended by the Congress, and he will speak to him on the issue. "He (the chief minister) has not rejected (the names recommended). I have come to know that for various reasons such as verification, to discuss with department ministers concerned before taking decision (he has put on hold). I haven't spoken to him yet. I will speak to him and request him to issue orders based on Congress' recommendation," he told reporters.