Cabinet expansion after Gujarat assembly elections, says Bommai

Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the much-awaited cabinet expansion will be done after the Gujarat assembly elections.

Speaking to reporters, Bommai said he will take a call in this regard after holding consultations with the party (BJP) high command.

The expansion of the cabinet was put on back-burner by the party seniors, despite pressure from the aspirants.

The CM's statement assumes importance as the Assembly elections in Karnataka are scheduled in less than six months.

Gali Janardhan Reddy, the mining baron from Ballary, with whom BJP has distanced itself, has sent clear message of "floating another power centre" in the state during elections. This could hurt the perspective of BJP to attain majority in the upcoming elections.

Besides, former minister K.S. Eshwarappa, who resigned following suicide of the contractor, and Ramesh Jarkiholi, who had to quit the cabinet in connection with alleged sex CD case are awaiting their return to the cabinet posts.

Also, former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa's supporters are hopeful of getting plum posts.

Meanwhile, party insiders submitted they will have to introduce at least "10 new faces to the cabinet who are staunch Hindutva supporters".

According to sources, the party has plans to drop many senior cabinet ministers.






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  • Jossey saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    What is the Gujarat Connection ...

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    karnataka is sold to gujarat model of development -- (++ Guajarati -- 2 persons--)--- With this govt no more pride left for karnataka -- Shameful -- hurtful-- Have become GHULAM -- And then Criticize Nehru --

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  • Fr.Regi OFM Cap., Brahmavar/Ranchi

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    What Gujarat election and results have got to do in the cabinet expansion? "Howdhu Basawa Howdhu, Allah Basawa Allah" is the spirit of expansion. Very strange indeed.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊನೆಯ ದೇಖಾವೆಗೆ ಕ್ಷಣಗಣನೆ

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  • kavi, vittal/dubai

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Howdhu Basawa Howdhu, Allah Basawa Allah.

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    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Modi & Shah busy with Gujrat electrion without their guideline karnataka government with fuel vehicle.

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  • Francis, Kundapur

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    Mr. CM instead of Cabinet Expansion kindly do the Road repair work in Shiradi Ghat ( Mangalore to Bangalore) on Top Priority Basis as one cannot travel due Road Condition & Bus and other Vehicle Conditions gets Spoiled and who will pay to this damage ??? Like this there are Many Long route roads in Karnataka

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  • Babu Shenoy, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 26 2022

    "Cabinet expansion" will take place after the Gujarat election results. Why? Because if BJP loses in Gujarat elections, the Karnataka "cabinet expansion" will be a "cabinet change" with an altogether new team under a new chief minister. Bommai will be sent to Siberia or Timbuktu. Just wait and see!

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  • aham, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 29 2022

    after gujarath election karnataka CM will also be changed in reshuffle/expansion.

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