Karnataka Cabinet formation on August 20, says CM Yediyurappa
BJP national president Amit Shah gave his nod to Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa to go ahead with the Cabinet formation on Tuesday (August 20)
Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday (August 19) said that the formation of the state Cabinet would take place on Tuesday (August 20) where 13 to 14 ministers are likely to be inducted.
"The Cabinet expansion will take place between 10:30 am and 11:30 am tomorrow (August 20). I have already written a letter to the governor (Vajubhai Vala) in this regard. I have asked the chief secretary to make all arrangements," Yediyurappa said.
Speaking to reporters, Yediyurappa said after the expansion, a Cabinet meeting would be held.
Having run the government with a "one-man Cabinet" for over 20 days, Yediyurappa on Saturday (August 17) got a go-ahead from BJP national president and Union home minister Amit Shah to undertake the exercise on August 20.
Yediyurappa, who took oath as chief minister on July 26 and proved his government's majority on the floor of the Assembly on July 29, is yet to induct any minister in his Cabinet.
The chief minister and the state leadership is expected to get clear instructions from the high command about those to be inducted into the ministry, by Monday afternoon.
"By Monday afternoon we will get clear instructions on who all to be inducted, I have held discussions with Amit Shah and other leaders. We will get to know by the afternoon," Yediyurappa had said soon after his return from Delhi on Saturday night.