It has been almost six months since BS Yediyurappa took over as chief minister of Karnataka at the head of a BJP government. But there still isn't a full cabinet in place. Mr Yediyurappa took charge after the collapse of the earlier Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government following the withdrawal of support by 17 of their MLAs. Those MLAs were disqualified by the coalition government's Speaker - and told they could not contest elections until the end of the current Assembly's term in 2023. This was a setback for those MLAs as it meant they could not enter the BJP government as ministers as a reward for helping that party come to power.