Mangaluru, July 23, 2017: Will DK in-charge Minister and State Minister for Forests B Ramanatha Rai be the next Home Minister? Well, if recent developments are of any indication, Rai may get the vital portfolio very soon. Ever since G Parameshwar resigned as Home Minister after he was made to continue as KPCC Chief, the portfolio is being managed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself.
Though Siddaramaiah wanted to hand over the portfolio to KJ George who had once earlier held the post and is now the Minister for Bengaluru development, the latter has reportedly declined the offer.
Sources now indicate that the party high command had contacted Rai on this issue but Rai who has not immediately agreed has assured to consider the suggestion.
Rai has once earlier served as Home Minister during the Chief Ministership of Veerappa Moily. If Rai is made Home Minister he will have a good chance to effectively rein in communal elements that are creating disturbances in his home district.