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Karnataka cabinet expansion to take place on Tuesday, says chief minister B S Yediyurappa

File photo of BS Yediyurappa. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Bengaluru Aug 19, 2019, 12.09 PM (IST)

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said that cabinet expansion of his government will take place on Tuesday after he receives the final list from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Home Minister Amit Shah.

"Within 2-3 hours, I will receive the final list from Amit Bhai. So, cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow," news agency ANI quoted the chief minister.

Yediyurappa is yet to form his Cabinet. His move has been criticised by the opposition leaders who have alleged that the scale and quality of relief work in flood-hit Karnataka is being hampered due to the lack of ministers."Is this what the BJP means by 'minimum government'? A cabinet without cabinet ministers? Will BS Yediyurappa wake up and stop our state from being mocked across the country? Karnataka needs a government. If BS Yediyurappa can`t form one, he should step down," the Karnataka Congress had tweeted.

Earlier this month, Yediyurappa had discussed the names of potential ministers with Shah. According to reports, initially about 15 ministers will be inducted in the state cabinet.

On July 29, Yediyurappa proved the majority of his government in the state Assembly after winning the trust vote through voice vote. He took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka for the fourth time on July 26.

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government fell last week after losing the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly. Following the defeat, Kumaraswamy submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala at Raj Bhavan, along with his cabinet ministers.

(With inputs from ANI)
 

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"Within 2-3 hours, I will receive the final list from Amit Bhai. So, cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow," news agency ANI quoted the chief minister.