Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, acting on complaints against a few Ministers over their style of functioning, has asked them to discharge their duties effectively and also attend to the petitions given by party legislators.

At a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party on Wednesday, the Chief Minister reportedly directed the Ministers to convene meetings of the Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) once in three months.

A few legislators said the Chief Minister told Ministers to hold district review meetings with party workers every month to redress legislators’ grievances.

A senior legislator, on condition of anonymity, said: “Mr. Siddaramaiah felt embarrassed when a few legislators complained about discrimination against them by a few Ministers.”

Upset over the complaints, Minister for Transport Ramalinga Reddy and Minister for Forests B. Ramanath Rai asked legislators to name the Ministers who have not been listening to their grievances. But it is learnt that Mr. Siddaramaiah requested them not to reveal the name of the Ministers at the CLP meeting, but to bring it to his notice personally, so that he can rectify their style of functioning.

On a positive note, legislators unanimously vouched their confidence in Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s leadership.

The legislators urged the Chief Minister to convene a CLP meeting at least once in two months, which was agreed upon.

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