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By V Shoba. 26 .. relationship that worked well for both parties and when chennai Super tamil nadu chief Minister was asked in a quiz competition, chief minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa and BJP MP from Udupi-. Yeddyurappa used the knowledge and experience of 40 years to A KJP member told Talk, “Our party was doing well before Shobha madam joined it. Now personality development, play games and be a whiz at the quiz. Vinay Mallikarjun is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Vinay Mallikarjun and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and.
The work should have been done over at least three days.
There was no proper deliberation or discussion. On the contrary, members criticised that the university officials had sufficient time for deliberations and yet adopted an assessment method that could not be uniformly applied to all colleges.
Three different committees were appointed to evolve the new set of parameters for "objective" assessment of colleges. According to the new framework, the scores given to colleges were broadly categorised into process index, faculty index, infrastructure index and students performance index. These categories have been assigned 20, 30, 30 and 20 percent marks, respectively. A college has to get a collective minimum of 40 per cent score to be eligible for affiliation.
These categories comprised evaluation based on maintenance of records, staff quality and strength, sports, extra curricular activities, results, paper presentations, etc. Different guidelines Those part of the LICs said they could not assess colleges based on the results as they were yet to be announced at the time of inspections.
Requesting anonymity, a member said different guidelines were required for each type of college.
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For instance, a separate set of parameters for evening and day colleges, women's colleges, science, arts and commerce colleges. Also, you do not need a physical instructor in an evening college. It would be inappropriate to rate an evening college based on the absence of a physical instructor here," the member added. Shobha too, in her defence, has reiterated that Yeddyurappa is a like a father to her and that allegations of favourtism are baseless.
The biggest issue that the duo confronted was when Yeddyurappa fielded her as candidate from the Yeshwanthpur constituency during the last elections. Despite severe opposition Yeddyurappa went ahead. He had a feather in his cap to take up Shobha's case when she won the elections convincingly.
There was more opposition when he decided to induct her into the ministry and also gave her the crucial portfolio of Rural Development. However, Yeddyurappa ignored the voices of protest.
The importance of Shobha in the BJP was clear. All one could see during a drive from Mysore to Bangalore are banners with Shobha on it. She has stamped her presence and her message is clear -- she is here to stay. Over time, the voices of opposition continued to grow against Shobha.
In particular, the Reddy brothers from Bellary were upset with her. They have, on several occasions, termed her as the de-facto chief minister of the state. Her proximity to Yeddyurappa irked many and there was not a single photograph in any media that did not have the CM and Shobha together.
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The faction led by the Reddy brothers even alleged that she influenced Yeddyurappa's every decision. They claimed that the CM was using her to get back at them. Some bureaucrats in Karnataka, who speak in a hushed tone, say that several times the files meant for the CM went through Shobha.
While all these allegations were being made, the last straw for the Reddy brothers was when she interfered in their portfolio. During a trip to Bellary, Shobha openly conducted a review of the revenue department and is said to have pulled up a lot of officials for apathy.
Karunakar Reddy, one of the Reddy brothers who is the revenue minister, screamed out on roof tops that this was utter interference and she had no business to do so. This is being cited as one of the primary reasons for them to demand the ouster of Shobha from the cabinet.
Yeddyurappa, all through this crisis, did try to fight her case but gave up in the end and decided that he had no option but to remove her in order to save his seat.
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Shobha too has been very supportive of his decision. When asked about the development, Shobha said she would resign in the interest of the party if she was asked to do so. However, rumour has it that Yeddyurappa plans on accommodating her as the next BJP state chief.