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Yeddiyurappa expands Karnataka cabinet again, state BJP not happy

Jan 13, 2021 21:12 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Wednesday with the induction of seven new ministers. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the Ministers at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. This is the third expansion of the cabinet since Yediyurappa assumed charge in July 2019 after the collapse of the Congress-JDS government. The state BJP is not happy with the development, ruling party legislators have expressed serious reservations about MLCs not elected by the people being made Ministers, and the lack of representation to certain regions. Vijayapura City MLA BP Patil Yatnal, who has been critical of Yediyurappa, accused the Chief Minister of making appointments under blackmail, without considering seniority or honesty.

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