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Karnataka Cabinet Expansion: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bhumi is under pressure.

New Delhi / Bengaluru:

With his visit to the national capital raising hopes among ministerial aspirants about the expansion or reorganization of the Karnataka government, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bhumai on Tuesday said he will not hold discussions in this regard with the BJP central leadership this time around.

The chief minister, who arrived in New Delhi this morning, said he intended to discuss the cabinet exercise with the central leadership during the visit, but BJP National Chairman JP Nada and Federal Home Minister Amit Shah are not in the city.

“I had the intention to discuss the cabinet, but our presidents Nada Ji and Amit Shah are not in town, so after completing today’s programmes, I will be back in Bengaluru on Wednesday, where a cabinet meeting will be held,” Bomay told reporters in Cairo. Asked in New Delhi.

The Cabinet is under pressure from the hopefuls to expand or reshuffle its cabinet as soon as possible, before the General Assembly elections next year. Mr Bhumai, who met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia earlier in the day, will have interactions with ambassadors of various countries in the evening regarding the ‘Invest Karnataka 2022’ – Global Investors Meet, which is scheduled to take place in November.

He said, “… I will meet ambassadors and diplomats from different countries to invite investors from those countries to attend a meeting of global investors, followed by a dinner. This meeting will be organized by the country’s Minister of Industry and his ministry.”

Recently, Mr. Bommai said he is ready to go to New Delhi to discuss the cabinet exercise, as soon as the BJP central leadership contacts him. BJP strongman BS Yediyurappa also indicated that the long-awaited expansion or adjustment could happen this week.

Amid uncertainty in BJP circles that an overhaul of the cabinet cannot be ruled out, ministerial aspirants are hoping that a decision may be made soon on government expansion or reshuffle, and there are even talks that many officials could give way. new faces. There are currently five vacancies in the state cabinet, which has 29 ministers, including the chief minister, as against the approved strength of 34 ministers.

Some lawmakers have even advocated a Gujarat-like reform of the Karnataka cabinet of ministers soon, to make room for new faces, ahead of the assembly elections.

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