The government on Thursday decided to seek the resignation of Tara as chairperson of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) and continue journalist M.A. Ponnappa as Chairman of the Karnataka Madhyama Academy (KMA). The previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had appointed Ms. Tara as chairperson KCA in March and Mr. Ponnappa, as chairman KMA in November 2012. According to official sources, the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inked the order in this regard.