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CM Basavaraj Bommai’s Delhi visit triggers fresh speculation on Karnataka cabinet MPNRC

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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s sudden visit to New Delhi on Thursday, his second visit this month, has fueled speculation in political circles, especially within the ruling BJP, about the much-awaited expansion or reshuffle of his cabinet. According to the tour schedule released by his office, the chief minister will reach New Delhi on Thursday afternoon and return on Friday evening.

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His program in the national capital includes meeting Union ministers. While there is no reference to any meeting with party leaders in the programme, speculations are rife that it was the BJP central leadership asking Bommai to visit the capital.

According to some sources, the cabinet reshuffle is likely to be discussed during the meeting, while some others felt that it could be about the presidential election. The chief minister’s visit to Delhi in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Karnataka earlier this week and BJP national president JP Nadda’s visit late last week has given rise to speculation.

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Ahead of the assembly elections next year, the chief minister is under pressure from some candidates to expand his cabinet at the earliest. While some are of the opinion that such an exercise would not be useful at this point of time, as the tenure of the new entrants would be “very short”, as assembly elections are fast approaching.

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Amid rumors in BJP circles that top-to-bottom changes in the cabinet cannot be ruled out, ministerial candidates are hopeful that a decision on cabinet expansion or reshuffle may be taken soon, and even There is also a discussion that many incumbents can make a new path. face’s. At present, five posts are vacant in the cabinet, which has 29 ministers including the chief minister, while the sanctioned strength is 34.

Some legislators are also advocating for a Gujarat-like change of the Karnataka cabinet soon to make way for new faces ahead of the assembly elections.

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