The much awaited cabinet has expanded in Karnataka Cabinet Expansion, Karnataka today. Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali and Murugesh Nirani were sworn in as the cabinet ministers of Karnataka. The new cabinet includes seven new members. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa was present during the swearing in of the new cabinet ministers.
Today a total of seven new members MTB Nagaraj, Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani, R Shankar, CP Yogishwar, Angara S have been inducted into the BS Yeddyurappa cabinet.
These 7 became ministers
The Karnataka cabinet has 27 ministers including the chief minister. There was a vacancy of 7 members in the cabinet. Those who have become ministers include MTB Nagaraj, Umesh Katti, Arvind Limbavali, Murugesh Nirani, R Shankar, CP Yogishwar, Angara S. Apart from this, many more people are being made ministers.
Ruckus in the party created before cabinet expansion!
There has been a ruckus in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the cabinet expansion in Karnataka. Some BJP MLAs have openly revolted. Party MLA Basangowda Yatnal has made serious allegations against Chief Minister Yeddyurappa. He said that Yeddyurappa should retire from politics. Whoever blackmails or gives money is made a minister, there is a quota for it.
Chief Minister Yeddyurappa has long wanted to expand the cabinet in Karnataka. The BJP president had asked him to wait for the approval of the central leadership for this during his meeting in New Delhi on 18 November. Cabinet expansion / reshuffle is likely to be a difficult exercise, as the old leaders of the party as well as leaders from Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) are expected to get a place in the Council of Ministers. The BJP government was formed due to the leaders who had revolted from these two opposition parties.