Karnataka Cabinet Expansion: Karnataka Minister KH Muniyappa said on Friday (May 26) that the state cabinet will be expanded on Saturday (May 27) afternoon and portfolios will also be divided by evening. Muniyappa also said that barring four or five ministerial posts, the remaining posts would be filled in a day. According to the minister, there will be a combination of senior and young leaders in the cabinet.
After returning from Delhi, Muniyappa told reporters, ‘Tomorrow, there will be expansion of the cabinet. The time has also been fixed. It will happen tomorrow afternoon. Most of the posts will be filled. On being asked how many ministerial posts will be filled? “Except for four or five ministerial posts, all others will be filled,” he said. On being asked whether the senior leaders have placed any demand before the party high command regarding ministerial posts? Muniyappa said that it would be difficult to say anything at this time. However, we need seniors as well as young people. We need to strike a balance of both.
Muniyappa took oath with Siddaramaiah
Regarding portfolios, Muniyappa said that it has not been decided yet. He said that ‘the portfolios will be decided tomorrow. Departments are to be announced by Saturday evening. KH Muniyappa, MLA from Devanahalli, has been a former Union Minister and a seven-time Lok Sabha member. He was sworn in as a minister of Karnataka on 20 May along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. There can be 34 ministers in the state. So far 10 ministerial posts have been filled, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, while 24 posts are vacant.
Candidates camped in Delhi
Apart from Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, Dr G Parameshwara, KH Muniyappa, KJ George, MB Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyanka Kharge, Ramalinga Reddy and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan were among those who took oath. Vigorous lobbying has been done to be made a minister and many candidates have camped in Delhi to stake their claim.
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