The Cabinet enlargement within the state has been on the playing cards for over a 12 months now, however it has been delayed for numerous causes, which has given rise to discontent amongst some ministerial aspirants
File picture of BS Yediyurappa. PTI
New Delhi/Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa Sunday mentioned he’ll meet Home Minister Amit Shah in the course of the day to debate state politics and finalise candidates for the upcoming by-polls as he arrived within the nationwide capital on a day-long go to.
The much-awaited cupboard rejig within the state may additionally come up for dialogue throughout his assembly with the central BJP management, he mentioned.
“I am going to discuss the political situation in Karnataka,” the chief minister instructed reporters after touchdown in Delhi.
“Recently, we won the gram panchayat elections in a very big way. Within a month, we are going to face two parliamentary and an assembly by-polls. We have to finalise the candidates. We will discuss all these issues with Amit Shah and other important leaders,” he added.
The BJP chief mentioned whereas his appointment with the house minister is confirmed, he may even attempt to meet JP Nadda, the occasion’s nationwide president.
Asked concerning the steps taken to examine the unfold of COVID-19 within the state, the chief minister mentioned, “In Karnataka, the COVID-19 scenario is beneath management. We are taking all precautions.”
Earlier earlier than leaving the Bangalore Airport, he hinted that the cupboard enlargement may additionally come up for dialogue throughout his assembly with the occasion excessive command.
“I don’t know. I will discuss all the issues,” he instructed reporters on the airport when requested if a cupboard rejig is probably going this week.
The cupboard enlargement within the state has been on the playing cards for over a 12 months now, however it couldn’t happen, giving some anxious moments to ministerial aspirants and likewise resulting in dissatisfaction.
Among these within the ministerial race are MLAs Umesh Katti, Munirathna, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, M P Renukacharya, Aravind Limbavali and S R Vishwanath. Three MLCs —CP Yogeshwar, MTB Nagaraj and R Shankar — are additionally aspiring for a ministerial berth.
Another MLC, AH Vishwanath, too was within the race however his hopes dashed when the Karnataka High Court on 30 November barred him from changing into a minister till at the least May this 12 months.
The state can have a complete of 34 ministers and it has 27 now. By-polls are scheduled for Maski and Basavakalyan meeting segments, and Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency.
While Maski fell vacant because of the resignation of sitting Congress MLA Pratap Gouda Patil in 2019, the by-polls to Basavakalyan and Belagavi seats have been necessitated by the deaths of their representatives B Narayan Rao and Suresh Angadi, respectively, resulting from coronavirus .
“I will discuss all other issues with the party high command and wish to return in the night,” the chief minister mentioned earlier than he departed.
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