‘Cabinet expansion in about a week to 10 days’


Team Udayavani, Jan 6, 2020, 5:14 PM IST

Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday said the much awaited cabinet expansion will take place in about a week to 10 days and that he wants to complete the exercise before his proposed visit to Davos to attend the World Economic Forum meet later this month.

“Cabinet expansion has to be done in a week or 8-10 days. There is also information that Amit Shah (Union Home Minister and BJP national President) will be coming to Bengaluru on January 16 or 18. Before that I will go to Delhi and get things cleared and will expand the cabinet at the earliest,” Yediyurappa said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said he wanted to complete the exercise before his Davos visit.

He said he was not keen on leaving for Davos, but was told that some Chief Ministers would have to g and so would attend it as it is a very important event.

“I will make all efforts to expand the cabinet before that,” he said.

With Yediyurappa making it clear that 11 of the disqualified JDS-Congress MLAs who got re-elected in the December 5 bypolls on BJP tickets will be made ministers, lobbying has been on within the party for the remaining ministerial berths.

Currently there are 18 ministers, including the Chief Minister, in the cabinet that has a sanctioned strength is 34.

Cabinetexpansionwillnotbe aneasytaskfor the Chief Minister as he willhave to strike a balance by accommodating the victorious disqualified legislators as promised and also make place for old guards, upset at being “neglected” in the first round of the induction exercise.

He also has to give adequate representation to various castes and regions in hiscabinet and also deal with allocation of key portfolios.

The Chief Minister, who has indicated that the Ministry expansion may take place any time after Sankranti, is likely to travel to Davos on January 20, according to sources.

Yediyurappa, along with Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Mansukh Mandaviya, as well as Chief Ministers Amarinder Singh (Punjab), Kamal Nath (Madhya Pradesh), are expected join over 100 Indian CEOs at Davos in Switzerland later this month for the WEF’s 50th annual meeting, which will be attended by thousands of rich and powerful from across the globe.

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