Yediyurappa recommends 10 MLAs for Karnataka Cabinet expansion

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has proposed names of ten MLAs to Governor Vajubhai Vala, for inducting them in the state Cabinet.

The names of the ten MLAs are — ST Somashekar, Ramesh Laxmanrao Jarkiholi, Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, BA (Byrathi) Basavaraj, Arabail Hebbar Shivaram, Hasavanagowda C Patil, K Gopalaiah, Narayana Gowda and Shrimant Balasaheb Patil.

It should be noted that these ten MLAs had won the by-polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket in December last year after switching loyalties from the Janata Dal (Secular) (JDS) and Congress.

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In the December 5 by-polls held in 15 Assembly constituencies, the BJP had won 12, while Congress managed to bag only two. One seat was won by an Independent candidate.

The JDS drew a blank.

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