The much-awaited Karnataka Cabinet expansion would take place on Wednesday with the induction of 7-8 ministers, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa mentioned on Tuesday. The BJP veteran additionally indicated one minister is likely to be dropped within the rejig, the third of the 17-month previous ministry. “….new Ministers will take oath on the Raj Bhavan at round 3:30 pm tomorrow, the checklist of seven or eight ministers who might be inducted might be launched in the end,” he instructed reporters.
Requested will anybody be dropped from the 27-member Ministry as there have been solely seven vacant berths, he mentioned: “It’s being mentioned, we are going to see, we might need to drop somebody, will give it some thought and decide… there isn’t any confusion.”
The announcement comes two days after Yediyurappa finalised the expansion at a gathering with high BJP leaders, together with get together chief JP Nadda and Union Residence Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.
This might be a 3rd expansion of the cabinet since Yediyurappa assumed cost in July 2019 after the collapse of the Congress-JDS authorities within the wake of a revolt by 17 MLAs of the coalition companions.
A state Info Division launch mentioned Governor Vajubhai Vala will administer the oath of workplace and secrecy to the new members who might be inducted to the Cabinet at 3.50 pm on the Glass Home of Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.
Yediyurappa, who had been planning the expansion for a number of months, had on Monday mentioned Nadda and get together Common Secretary in-charge of state Arun Singh might be invited for the swearing-in.
Nevertheless, there was no official phrase up to now on their participation within the operate.
There are speculations inside the BJP circles and in addition in a bit of the media that a few Ministers are more likely to be dropped within the train. Excise Minister H Nagesh and Girls and Baby Growth Minister Shashikala Jolle, whose names are doing the rounds, have maintained they’d not heard from the Chief Minister or the get together management on this regard.
Based on get together sources, maintaining the promise, Congress-JD(S) rebels-turned BJP legislators like RR Nagar MLA Munirathna, and MLCs R Shankar and M T B Nagaraj, who helped the saffron get together come to energy, are almost definitely to be inducted by Yediyurappa.
Names of senior BJP MLAs together with Umesh Katti, S Angara and Murugesh Nirani are additionally doing rounds within the get together circles together with Mahadevapura MLA Arvind Limbavali and MLC C P Yogeshwar as potential inductees.
Eight-time MLA from Hukkeri Katti mentioned he had obtained a name from the Chief Minister asking him to come back to the state capital.
“My journey to Bengaluru was already deliberate as there’s a committee assembly tomorrow. Additionally, the Chief Minister final evening requested me to come back to Bengaluru, so I am going. If CM and get together management bless me, I’ll take oath and work for the state,” he mentioned as he left Belagavi.
Six-time MLA Angara too mentioned he was coming right here for a committee assembly and can go away it to God about changing into Minister.
“I’ve by no means lobbied for a Minister put up and can by no means do it. If given a possibility will work actually,” he mentioned.
Yediyurappa was ready for a while to hold out the cabinet expansion after he was requested by Nadda in November to attend for the clearance from the central management.
The expansion or reshuffle is more likely to be a tricky job for the Chief Minister, contemplating that there are too many aspirants, from the get together previous guard like GH Thippareddy, MP Renukacharya and the new entrants from Congress and JDS.
(With PTI inputs)
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