Bengaluru: Cabinet likely to be expanded after by-polls - DCM Laxman Savadi


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru 

Bengaluru, Dec 4: Deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi said that Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa may expand the cabinet after December 5 by-polls, scheduled to take place in 15 assembly segments. 

Speaking to reporters at Athani, Savadi said that the expansion will be done after BJP’s national leadership approves the same. The CM will seek advice from the high command and will decide on who will be inducted after considering the pros and cons, he said. 

When questioned if senior BJP legislators like Umesh Katti and Basangouda Patil Yatnal will be inducted in cabinet, Savadi said there is a possibility.

 

It is important to note that Umesh Katti and several other senior leaders had openly asked Yediyurappa for minister posts. To ensure smooth running of the government, Yediyurappa has to keep BJP MLAs as well as the disqualified MLAs who joined BJP recently happy. 

At present, there are 18 ministers in the cabinet including the chief minister. The total sanctioned strength of the cabinet is 34 and 16 posts are vacant at present. 

According to party sources, there are high chances that the disqualified legislators who are contesting by-polls on BJP tickets will be inducted in the cabinet. They also added that sitting BJP MLCs may be asked to step down, to keep the disqualified legislators content. 

To remain in majority, BJP needs to win at least six seats in the by-polls. BJP has already fielded 13 of the 16 disqualified MLAs in their respective constituencies, as its candidates in the upcoming by-polls.

 

  

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  • KUMAR, calicut, Kerala

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Dear Laxman, please dont worry about expansion of cabinet because this Govt is counting the days and will fall soon. People of karnataka will kick BJP out of power soon.

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  • MTR, Bangalore

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    List of rebels traitors who were earlier with the Congress and joined BJP for money and power: Mahesh Kumatahalli, Srimanth B. Patil, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Pratap Gouda Patil, Shivaram Hebbar, B.C. Patil, R. Shankar, Anand Singh, K. Sudhakar, B.A. Basavaraj, S.T. Somashekar, Munirathna, R. Roshan Baig and M.T.B. Nagaraj.

    The rebels traitors earlier with the JD-S joined BJP for money and power: are A.H. Vishwanath, K.C. Naryana Gowda and K. Gopalaiah.

    My humble request to all the people of Karnataka. Please don't vote for these 17 traitors who hijacked Karnataka and destroyed our economy. These greedy selfish 17 party hoppers are only after money and power and didn't care about the people who voted and elected them. this time voters of Karnataka need to teach these 17 traitors a lesson that will be etched in their brain for the rest of their life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Khayali Pulav ...

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  • Sunil, Udupi

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Confidence is good, over confidence very bad. If govt. get majority.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 5 2019

    It will be best if they make all elected MLA's deputy Chief ministers. If the numbers dont't work out then do a Maharastra style and form a government at 5 A.M and no one will know.

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