Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister doled out cabinet ranks to several BJP legislators Wednesday.
As many as 13 BJP legislators, heading various boards and corporations, and another four legislators have been given Minister of State rank, according to a government notification.
Many of these lawmakers were lobbying to become ministers in the cabinet, which is due for a reshuffle.
The sources close to Yediyurapp say, with this dole out Yediyurappa seemingly stemmed growing discontent in the party.
The MLAs with a cabinet rank are as follows: M Chandrappa, Duryodhan Mahalingappa Aihole, Nehru Olekar, Narasimha Nayak (Raju Gowda), K. Shivanagouda Nayak, Kalakappa Bandi, Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, K. Madal Virupakshappa, Siddu Savadi, A.S. Patil Nadahalli, Dattatraya C. Patil Revoor, P. Rajeev and S.V. Ramachandra.
The four MLAs with MoS Rank are: Rajkumar Patil Telkur, C.S. Niranjan Kumar, A. S. Jayaram and N. Linganna.
Yediyurappa also gave a Cabinet rank to his media advisor N. Bhrungeesh.
IANS report with edits