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Sidda ­Clinical Therapy

Much hinges on whether the CM has shuffled his cards well

Sidda ­Clinical Therapy
Lingayat Remix | Photograph by KPN
Siddaramaiah at the swearing-in of the new ministers
Sidda ­Clinical Therapy
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2016-06-25T11:40:11+05:30

Scramble Unscramble

  • Karnataka is the only large state in India still in the grip of the Congress
  • Rejig comes as Siddaramaiah, an 'outsider', blamed for ­corruption, inaction
  • Caste arithmetic drives reshuffle but leaves loyalists unhappy

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As he sat down for some deep- breathing exercises on Yoga Day, Karnataka CM Siddara­maiah had just completed a long-overdue cabinet reshuffle. Many of the 14 Congress veterans dropped from the cabinet muttered that the party didn’t need any help from the BJP for a “Congress-mukt Bharat”, given that Karnataka is the only big state left with the Congress. Bandh calls, protests, some street violence and not-so-pleasant accusations followed.

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