P Chidambaram makes Remark on delay in cabinet formation of Karnataka

With Congress being the larger party (78 seats) in the alliance while JD(S) has won fewer seats (37) and keeping the chief minister’s post, the former is likely to demand two-thirds of representation in the new government on the basis of proportion of MLAs.

The delay in ministry formation is not only a tussle over portfolios. It is also the ever-present Congress malaise: too many factions and too many claimants for too few posts. And Congress does have a long history of sidelining popular state leaders.

The bigger problem for Congress will be in selecting 22-23 ministers, even after it is able to sort out the differences over portfolio distribution with JD(S).

When asked Senior Leader of Congress Party, P Chidambaram said, “So what, Belgium did not have a government for 9 months. Italy has not had a government for several days now. Let it take 10-15 days, heavens are not going to fall

The delay in cabinet formation in Karnataka might further more impact the flood affected areas. Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorm and lightning wreaked havoc in Karnataka on Wednesday, compelling the state to shut down schools and colleges across coastal Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district.

The Mangaluru and Udupi areas of Karnataka have so far been the worst affected by water logging and property loss. Local media has reported that at least 52 houses have been damaged by rain.

Civic bodies have taken the help of social media to advise commuters to avoid several places clogged with rainwater to avoid traffic jams. Ballalbagh, Padil, Jyothi, Mallikatte are some of the places which the motorists are being advised to avoid.