Bengaluru: The second Cabinet expansion of the over four-month-old BJP government in Karnataka would take place after party chief Amit Shah approved the names to be finalized soon, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Tuesday.
“The Cabinet will be expanded soon after Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi approve the names to be finalized in consultations with the party high command when I go to Delhi in 3-4 days,” Yediyurappa told reporters here.
As declared on Tuesday after the ruling party won 12 of the 15 Assembly seats in the December 5 by-elections, Yediyurappa said he would make all the 11 winners ministers as he had promised them for bringing the party back to power.
“I am committed to honour the word I have given them for resigning their Assembly seats and joining our party to contest and win on our symbol (Lotus). They have to be rewarded for sacrificing their seats,” recalled Yediyurappa.
The first Cabinet expansion took place on August 20 when 17 BJP legislators, including an independent, were inducted, with three as deputy chief ministers. (IANS)