voices for slow and lethargic urban development have finally been addressed by
Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah. A special minister will be appointed
by the state to oversee development exclusively in Bangalore to cope with the
rapid need for modern infrastructure.
development is currently being overseen by the chief minister himself. The
chief minister mentioned that a cabinet reshuffle is expected to occur after
the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike elections, after which, a new deck will
be allotted in the cabinet.
the BBMP elections approaching Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is optimistic about
the elections results for the Congress Party.
He expects voters to continue exhibiting faith on the party in the state
level contrasting the lack of trust at the national level. Though the ballot
will have no bearing on the current government, poor performance will be a
clear warning sign of the depleting political influence resembling the national
level performance by the party. Previous
Prime Minister S.M.Krishna is not campaigning this year as he is committed to
other party obligations.
plans to break up BBMP are expected to be carried out after the elections with
the President of India’s approval pending. He also expects to drop non
performing members of his party following a high level meeting with the party
Deshpande will oversee the Industries Portfolio going forward with the chief
minister unable to find time to prepare for the investors meet. The Chief Minister believed it was the best
to hand over the portfolio to Deshpande citing other political commitments.
Nilekani, former Infosys CEO, is expected to remain in the party though shying
away from any active involvement. Nilekani unsuccessfully contested for the Lok
Sabha elections last year.