BSY confidant Kapu Siddalingaswamy appointed KSTDC Chairman

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Bengaluru, Jul 19: In a sudden change, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s close confidant and personal secretary Kapu Siddalingaswamy has been appointed as Chairman of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation.

Kannada film actor Shruti, who was actively involved in campaigning for BJP during elections, had been rewarded by being appointed as the KSTDC Chairperson soon after Yediyurappa took over as the Chief Minister.

Siddalingaswamy formally assumed office on Monday morning.

The sudden decision of withdrawal of Shruti’s appointment and appointment of Siddalingaswamy in her place has given room for speculation of some swift political developments within the ruling party.

Kapu Siddalingaswamy was very close to Yediyurappa and when the latter broke away from BJP to form his own political party, Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), in 2013 ahead of the State Assembly elections, Siddalingasway was fielded as KJP candidate against former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah from his Varuna assembly constituency in Mysuru in the 2013 polls. Though Siddalingaswamy lost in the election, he secured sizeable number of votes.

Siddalingaswamy had served as Yediyurappa’s personal assistant for several years. However, after Yediyurappa became Chief Minister in 2019, his son and State BJP Vice President B Y Vijayendra is said to have banished Siddalingaswamy and he came back into Yediyurappa’s camp.




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  • C.S.N. Mascarenhas, Kadri/Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    I don't know what Shruti has done for KSTDC besides campaigning for BJP. KSTDC is a very important entity and it has a lot to do in the state. Government should appoint somebody having vast knowledge of the activity who can do justice to the organization and to the purpose for which it was created.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Jul 20 2021

    it is possible that even ಪೇದೆ of a minister might become chairman of a public sector corporation....

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    these politicians behave like the kings of old - bestowing favors on their sidekicks. sick ! the country is nobody's personal propety - there should be a transparent process to select the most suitable candidate, not sycophants.

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