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Karnataka Gov accepts dropping Puttaswamy from Cabinet

Posted on Dec 08, 08:32PM | UNI

Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj has accepted the Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar's recommendation to drop Minister for Cooperation B J Puttaswamy from the Cabinet.

A Communique from the Raj Bhavan here said 'His Excellency the Governor has accepted the recommendation of the Hon'ble Chief Minister and in exercise of the powers vested in him under Article 164(1) of the Constitution of India, has dropped Shri B J Puttaswamy, Minister for Cooperation, from the Council of Ministers.' Following a decision taken at the BJP Core Committee meeting at New Delhi this morning, Mr Shettar had faxed a recommendation to the Governor to drop Mr Puttaswamy from the Cabinet.

The decision was taken by the BJP as Mr Puttaswamy, who has identified himself with Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, 'had indulged in anti-party activities.'