Current Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the newly appointed ministers will have their allocated portfolios in a couple of days. Post swearing as the Chief Minister, Yediyurappa took a step to expand his ministry inducting 17 years into his cabinet. On questioning about the portfolio’s allocation to the new minister’s Yediyurappa said, “It will be done by tomorrow or the day after.”
Among the newly inducted cabinet, 16 are from BJP and one is from the Independent. The cabinet includes former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, two former deputy Chief Ministers, K S Eshwarappa and R Ashoka, independent MLA H Nagesh and Laxman Sangappa Savadi, the one who is not MLC not and MLC Kota Srinivas Poojari. Karnataka can have a maximum of 34 ministries including the Chief Minister. As the 16 ministry berths turn out to be vacant, there might be a chance for those disqualified rebel MLA’s to occupy these positions who helped the Yediyurappa in bringing down the Kumaraswamy government.