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State Cabinet expansion likely in second week of July

Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, June 27:- After a long delay and hectic lobby, the Cabinet expansion is fixed on July second week according to reliable sources.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, travelling to New Delhi on June 28 to attend the filing of nomination of Meira Kumar as opposition candidate for President Election.

In a subsequent meeting, CM scheduled to meet Congress high command to discuss to fill three cabinet berths which is vacant, it is learnt.

From reliable sources, it is learnt that, to the post of Home Minister, CM Siddaramaiah has finalised the names of Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy and Information and Infrastructure Minister Santosh Lad.

According to high command sources, as a young minister Santosh Lad had done excellent job in handling Uttarakhand flood situation, being a senior minister Ramalinga Reddy is able to handle the home Ministry, feels the Congress high command.

As the election year approaching, it is important to maintain Law and Order situation in the state, and no experiment should be done, otherwise Congress has to face the wrath of the opposition.

On the backdrop of this, the high command is inclined towards the more experienced Ramalinga Reddy for the Home Portfolio; it is learnt from the sources.

For the other two posts and home ministry the high command will choose the final candidates as per the communication from the high command received.

After a several ministers reluctant to handle home ministry, the CM find it a difficult task to search a suitable candidate for the home ministry.

-(SN,NAV)

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