Congress leader Siddaramaiah speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on Monday. Photo/ANI
Congress leader Siddaramaiah speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on Monday. Photo/ANI

Siddaramaiah demands expulsion or change in portfolio of Anand Singh as forest minister

ANI | Updated: Feb 17, 2020 20:11 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 17 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah on Monday demanded that forest minister Anand Singh should either be expelled from the Cabinet or assigned a different portfolio.
This comes amid a number of cases, pending against Singh, including those under the Karnataka Forest Act.
"How can we expect justice from Anand Singh who has been made forest minister and is accused of (illegal mining)? We demand that he should either be dropped out of the state Cabinet or at least his portfolio be changed," Siddaramaiah told ANI.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa allocated portfolios to the 10 newly inducted ministers in his Cabinet.
As part of state Cabinet's expansion, 10 MLAs including Ramesh Jarkiholi, Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, and BA Basavaraja took oath as ministers at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru on February 6. (ANI)

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