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Yeddyurappa Shakes up Karnataka’s Top Bureaucracy as Cloud Hangs Over His Govt

The top level reshuffle includes the transfers of the advocate general of the state, senior police officers and the additional chief secretary to the chief minister.

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Updated:May 17, 2018, 9:08 PM IST
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Yeddyurappa Shakes up Karnataka’s Top Bureaucracy as Cloud Hangs Over His Govt
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa after being sworn in as the Karnataka CM in Bengaluru on May 17, 2018.
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Bengaluru: Wasting no time, Karnataka’s new chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday transferred several senior IAS and IPS officers in the state just hours after being sworn-in.

The top level reshuffle includes the transfers of the advocate general of the state, senior police officers and the additional chief secretary to the chief minister. A communique issued by the Governor’s House in the evening stated that Prabhuling K Navadagi has replaced Madhusudhan R Naik as the state’s advocate general with immediate effect.

The government also appointed M Lakshminarayana, who was the additional chief secretary of public works department, as the additional chief secretary to the chief minister. It also notified that his position will be equivalent to the additional chief secretary in the home department, a step up in stature.

The top brass of the police department has seen the biggest shakeup till now, with for senior IPS officers being transferred.

According to an official notification, senior IPS officer Amar Kumar Pandey, who was serving as Additional Director General of Police, Railways, has been made the ADGP of Intelligence.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Karnataka State Reserve Police Sandeep Patil will be the DIG, Intelligence. Bidar Superintendent of Police D Devaraja has been transferred to Bengaluru Central division as the deputy commissioner of police.

Superintendent of police in anti-corruption bureau S Girish has been transferred as DCP of Bengaluru North East Division.

Yeddyurappa has transferred the officers despite the cloud of uncertainty over his minority government. He is currently the sole man in the Karnataka Cabinet and his swearing-in-ceremony at the Raj Bhavan was also a low-key affair, with him being the only one to take oath.

The legal battle over his chief ministership is also not over as the Supreme Court will once again take up the Congress-JDS petition challenging the Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the BJP to form the government first.

During the pre-dawn hearing on Thursday, the apex court had made it clear that it won't stay the swearing-in but it would be subject to outcome of the petition in the court on Friday.

The BJP has been asked to produce the letter it gave to the Governor citing support of majority MLAs on the basis of which the Governor invited the party into power.

But this has not stopped Yeddyurappa from taking major decisions. His first act after taking oath was to announce that his government will be waiving off all farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh for farmers in the state.

"I had promised the farmers of the state one thing - that I will waive loans up to Rs 1 lakh in nationalised banks. I have informed the same to the Chief Secretary. They will give us the information by today evening or tomorrow morning. And I will fulfill my promise by tomorrow or day after. I promise this to the farming community once again," he told reporters.
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| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
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