MYSURU: Keen to ensure a political foothold for his son Yathindra in Varuna Assembly constituency, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has appointed him as chairman of the vigilance committee which oversees implementation of various housing schemes.
Official orders regarding the appointment were issued by Under-Secretary to the Housing Department, Shivakumar Swamy.
The order says that since Siddaramaiah could not give time for the vigilance committee in view of his responsibilities, he has appointed Yathindra to the post until further orders.
There had been criticism from various quarters over Yathindra holding meetings with officials at the Chief Minister’s private residence in Mysuru.
Political circles have already been abuzz that Siddaramaiah is keen that his son nurture Varuna constituency so that he can contest from that seat while Siddaramaiah himself will seek mandate from Chamundeshwari constituency in the 2018 Assembly election.