Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa said that he wants to expand the Cabinet before Assembly sessions. Speaking to reporters, the chief minister said that he discussed Cabinet expansion plans with BJP national president JP Nadda.

Nadda will discuss the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 19 and inform the CM by evening. Once Yediyurappa receives the approval, he will announce the names by Saturday evening or Sunday.

Three legislators—among the 17 MLAs who helped bring down the Congress-JD(S) government by switching to the BJP—are vying for the six vacant Cabinet posts in the Karnataka government, according to reports.

CM Yediyurappa had visited Delhi and said that the Union government has given the nod for many of the state government's demands. He added that he had met many Union ministers.