CM Yediyurappa awaits BJP chief Nadda’s nod to expand cabinet

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru/New Delhi, November 19:- Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday (November 18) said that he would expand the cabinet after Bharatiya Janata Party national president J P Nadda approves the list of proposed ministers.

“On the cabinet expansion, Nadda said he would revert after consulting the party’s high command, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Yediyurappa told reporters in New Delhi.

Yediyurappa flew to the national capital with Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol earlier in the day to meet Nadda and a couple of Central ministers for seeking clearances to the state’s development projects.

Of the 34-member ministry, 7 posts are vacant, including one arising due to state Tourism Minister C T Ravi’s resignation last month after Nadda appointed him as the party’s national general secretary.

“On informing Nadda the need for cabinet expansion at the earliest, he said he would discuss the issue with the party’s national leaders and get back to me in the next 2-3 days,” the Chief Minister said.

Nadda also informed Yediyurppa that he would visit Karnataka in December as part of his nationwide tour.
The third cabinet expansion has been delayed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic in the state and then the by-polls to two Assembly seats. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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