Karnataka: Don't mind being dropped from cabinet, says DC Thammanna

Source: ANI | Published on 28th May 2019, 12:04 PM | State News | Don't Miss |

Bengaluru: DC Thammanna, Karnataka state transport minister and Janta Dal (Secular) leader on Monday said that he wouldn't mind being dropped from the state cabinet if considered 'incapable.'

"Let them drop me, I don't mind. I'm ready for the party to sack me from my post. If I am capable let them make me continue, otherwise, I don't want any post," he stated on being asked if he will be dropped from the state cabinet.

"I will abide if my party takes any such decision," he further added. This comes after sources indicated that a cabinet expansion and reshuffle may happen soon.

He also refused to comment on any political situation citing that "my party has asked us not to talk to the media or comment on politics"

JD(S) working president MS Narayan Rao on Sunday had issued a circular to party leaders, spokespersons and MLAs asking them not to participate in TV debates or give any statements to the media. This comes after the massive defeat faced by JD(S) and Congress alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

The BJP won 25 of the 28 seats along with an Independent backed by it just leaving one seat each to Congress and JD(S).

Congress heavyweights including Rizwan Arshad, Krishna Byregowda, BK Hariprasad, Mallikarjun Kharge and HD Deve Gowda lost from their respective constituencies against the BJP candidates.

Read These Next

BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of wasting tax payers' money

Bengaluru:  The BJP on Tuesday accused Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, battling a major political crisis threatening his government, of "wasting" the tax payers money to the last second using his position. ...

Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah in wordy duel over whip

Bengaluru: Congress leader Siddaramaiah and Leader of the opposition B S Yeddyurappa of BJP were locked in a wordy duel in the Karnataka assembly on Tuesday over the fate of whip issued to the rebel MLAs whose ...

Not BJP, rebels in Mumbai backstabbed me: Shivakumar

Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister and Congress' chief trouble shooter, D K Shivakumar, on Tuesday said that rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai have backstabbed them, not the BJP, and warned the saffron party that it will be its ...

Karnataka coast on red alert: rain hits normal life

Incessant rainfall from Sunday night has hit normal life with water-logging and flooding reported in many parts of the city on Monday. Landslides were reported at Ambalamogaru. A small landslip occurred at Bejai area due ...

Not BJP, rebels in Mumbai backstabbed me: Shivakumar

Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister and Congress' chief trouble shooter, D K Shivakumar, on Tuesday said that rebel MLAs staying in Mumbai have backstabbed them, not the BJP, and warned the saffron party that it will be its ...