Ever since Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa assumed office in May 2008, most of his cabinet colleagues have made news for all the wrong reasons. Some were forced to put in their papers. Some stayed put despite the charges and some were dismissed after the recent rebellion. Here then are Yeddy’s controversial gang of mantris...
Tourism and Infrastructure Development minister
The infamous younger Reddy brother accused of illegal mining. Held CM to ransom in 2009.
The infamous elder Reddy brother accused of illegal mining. Was behind November 2009 rebellion.
An associate of the Reddy brothers with serious criminal charges against him.
B.N. Bachche Gowda
Was involved in a case of road rage. Publicly beat up an industrialist but refused to apologise.
Krishna J. Palemar
Ports & Environment minister
Triggered the resignation of Lokayukta Santosh Hegde when he recommended suspension of a whistleblower after iron ore went missing from Belekere port near Karwar.
Appointed as minister despite being accused of sexual harassment by a nurse. Joined hands with the Reddys and rebelled in 2009. Now too a rebel.
Katta Subramanya Naidu
IT, BT and Housing minister
Charged by the Lokayukta in the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board scam
S.N. Krishnaiah Shetty
Housing and Muzrai minister
Quit in June 2009 after being implicated in a land scam
Murugesh R. Nirani
Large & Medium Industries minister
The JD(S) released a CD accusing him of pocketing nearly Rs 500 crore in a land allotment scam
Food and Civil Supplies minister
Quit after he was accused of rape in May 2010
Medical Education minister
Quit in September 2010 after the high court made observations against his role in a recruitment scam
D. Sudhakar (Rebel)
Youth Services and Prisons
Faces CBI inquiry for allegedly defrauding a public sector bank