Karnataka Cabinet set for expansion on August 2011Photo© business-standard.com

Karnataka Cabinet set for expansion on August 20

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Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa is all set to expand his Cabinet on Tuesday. He made the announcement on Saturday after holding discussions with BJP national president Amit Shah, who is learnt to have approved a list of legislators to be given ministerial berths.

A BJP Legislature Party meeting will be held at the Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday morning. Post noon on the same day, anywhere between a dozen to 18 legislators are expected to be sworn in as Ministers at the Raj Bhavan.

Mr. Yediyurappa camped in New Delhi on Friday and Saturday and obtained clearance for Cabinet expansion. Indications are that the party will induct 16-18 members into the Cabinet in the first round and keep a few posts vacant to accommodate Congress and JD(S) rebels, now disqualified, later.