Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai. (PTI / File)
The state cabinet currently has 30 ministers, including the chief minister, as opposed to the 34 approved. Shah, who recently visited the state, targeted Karnataka BJP leaders to ensure the party’s victory in a total of 150 seats. 224 in the 2023 Assembly elections
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- Latest version:April 07, 2022, 12:49 PM IST
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bomai on Thursday said he had extensive discussions with BJP national president JP Nadda on reshuffling his cabinet and more discussions would be held next week. Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bangalore, Bomai said he had a meeting with Nadda on the matter on Wednesday.
“I have discussed in detail the expansion of the cabinet. The top leaders of the party have got all the information. Nadda said further discussions would be held during his visit to Karnataka for a meeting of the state party executive committee, ”he said. After discussing the matter at the party’s state executive committee meeting scheduled for April 16-17, the party chief will take a decision. Bomai, the national general secretary of the BJP, took the final decision after discussions with senior leaders.
“Naddaji asked me to make all the preparations for the meeting of the state executive committee and to discuss how to prepare for the forthcoming assembly elections.” The Chief Minister said. Bomai was in the national capital on a two-day visit to meet with Union ministers. Team leaders. Pressure is mounting on the chief minister to expand or reshuffle his cabinet soon after the recent assembly elections in five states. Some MLAs are also in favor of a change in the Karnataka cabinet like in Gujarat, with next year’s assembly elections paving the way for a new face.
The state cabinet currently has 30 ministers, including the chief minister, as opposed to the 34 approved. Shah, who recently visited the state, targeted Karnataka BJP leaders to ensure the party’s victory in a total of 150 seats. 224 in the 2023 Assembly elections. The BJP is looking to win the second consecutive term in the state.
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