Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D Ok Shivakumar reached the nationwide capital Wednesday, as he and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are prone to meet the highest Congress management to debate cupboard enlargement within the state. Siddaramaiah is anticipated to reach right here late at night time, sources mentioned.
After touchdown right here, Shivakumar informed reporters that it was a “regular routine go to” and that he’ll meet senior get together leaders to debate points regarding the state. “We now have to complete our cupboard (enlargement) as early as attainable. That’s in course of. My chief minister can also be coming,” he mentioned. He mentioned they’ll meet the highest management together with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge.
Rejecting rumours of a rift inside the get together, Shivakumar mentioned, “Because the get together president (Karnataka), I’m telling you that nothing is there, no inner points are there.’
On being requested about supporters of Congress MLA D Sudhakar staging a protest outdoors Siddaramaiah’s home, Shivakumar mentioned, “(It’s) fairly pure. The entire staff (of the get together) need to turn out to be ministers.”
Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar have been sworn in as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively, together with eight ministers on Could 20.
Portfolios haven’t been allotted to the ministers but. In line with Congress sources, the get together excessive command accredited the primary record of eight ministers in opposition to the sooner plan of inducting a a lot greater variety of legislators into the cupboard.
This was executed as there have been allegedly variations between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar over some names, throughout discussions held final week in Delhi forward of swearing-in ceremony. Karnataka can have a most of 34 ministers, and the Congress will discover it tough to accommodate all of the aspirants.
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