New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) central leadership will send the list of new ministers to be included in the state council of ministers this morning as some issues remain to be resolved. went. He also said that if he gets the list in the morning, the swearing-in will happen on Wednesday itself or any other auspicious day.
The Council of Ministers will be expanded in several phases
He said that the expansion of the Council of Ministers will be done in several phases. However, he did not say how many new ministers would be included in the council of ministers in the first phase. Bommai met BJP President JP Nadda in Parliament earlier in the day. This was the second meeting between the two leaders in two days. Both the leaders are understood to have finalized the much-awaited expansion of the State Council of Ministers. He also met Home Minister Amit Shah in Parliament on this issue.
After these meetings, Bommai told reporters, “There will be no further meetings on this issue. I am returning to Bangalore in the morning. I will get the final list over phone.” He said detailed discussions were held with Nadda and the draft list from regional and social aspects was discussed. Bommai said, “Nadda ji has sought clarification on the information he has received. I explained everything. He said that he will give the final list by tomorrow morning.
BJP chief will flag off the expansion of the council of ministers
He said that after getting the green signal from the BJP chief, the list would be sent to the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday. When asked about the delay in finalizing the list, he said, “Three-four issues are to be decided like whether to adjust anything else in the final list or not, whether to keep a Deputy Chief Minister or not.” That there are two opinions on the Deputy Chief Minister but the final decision will be taken by the central leader. “The central leadership will hold discussions with former chief minister BS Yediyurappa,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Bommai made a courtesy call on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. He also met BJP’s Karnataka unit in-charge Arun Singh. He also discussed the state’s rail projects in the presence of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav at Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi’s residence. State MPs were present in the meeting. Bommai was sworn in as the chief minister on July 28 after BS Yediyurappa resigned on July 26. At present, he is the only cabinet minister in the government.