On the eve of a comical cabinet reshuffle that has seen partymen and independents walking completely out of step—one gentleman threatening to commit suicide if dropped, another counting his chickens before they are hatched, a third forever waiting, etc—Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa steps out of the Vidhana Soudha in sync with ministerial colleague Lakshman Savadi, in Bangalore on Tuesday.
“Only ‘lafangeys’ (loafers), thieves, liars and land grabbers have a place in this party and not honest workers,” a four-time BJP legislator from Mysore, H.S. Shankaralinge Gowda, said after Yediyurappa told him he was helpless and could not make him a minister.
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News
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