Decision on Dy CM, minister portfolios soon: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru: A decision will be made on Monday on who will be appointed the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, the state’s Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said.

He also announced that the portfolios of the newly-appointed cabinet ministers will be allotted either on Monday or Tuesday.

“Today it will be decided to whom Deputy Chief Minister post has to be given. I will send the list to the Governor. It will also be decided by today or tomorrow, which portfolio has to be allotted to whom,” Yediyurappa said.

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On August 20, Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet by inducting 17 legislators, nearly a month after the BJP formed the government in the state.

Those who joined the his Cabinet included Govind M Karjol, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Lakshman Sangappa Savadi, K S Eshwarappa, R Ashok, Jagadish Shettar, B Sriramulu, S Suresh Kumar, V Somanna, C T Ravi, Basavaraj Bommai, Kota Shrinivas Poojari, J C Madhu Swamy, Chandrakantagouda Channappagouda Patil, H Nagesh (Independent MLA), Prabhu Chauhan and Jolle Shashikala Anna Saheb.

The 76-year-old BJP leader took oath as the Chief Minister on July 26 following the collapse of the 14 month-old Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

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