Karnataka cabinet expansion on December 22: Siddaramaiah
| Thursday | 6th December, 2018
Bengaluru: The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the six-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka will take place on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.
Of the 34-member cabinet, the Congress has 14 ministers, and JD-S nine, and one minister from the regional outfit – Karnataka Prajnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP), an ally of the Congress.
Kumaraswamy of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara of the Congress, JD-S General Secretary Danish Ali and Congress state unit in-charge K.C.
Denying dissidence in the Congress, Siddaramaiah said all the legislators were with the party and there was no threat to the coalition government.
“Though the committee decided to expand the cabinet on December 9, we have deferred it as the legislature session begins from the next day,” added Siddaramaiah.
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