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Karnataka : Cabinet expansion!

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is scheduled to meet with BJP president J P Nadda is scheduled in the evening. Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, August 2 : Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said cabinet expansion can take place most likely on Wednesday if the list is finalised in a meeting with the BJP central leadership later during the day. The chief minister, who reached the national capital late on Sunday night, said the cabinet exercise will be done in a balanced way keeping in mind the previous team. His meeting with BJP president J P Nadda is scheduled in the evening. “The list may get finalised either today or tomorrow. If it gets finalised tonight, the cabinet expansion can take place on Wednesday,” Bommai told reporters before leaving for Parliament to meet Home Minister Amit Shah. A comprehensive discussion will be held with the BJP…

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Babul Supriyo clarifies his tweet

Babul Supriyo, a BJP MP, stated today that he has resigned as a junior minister in the Ministry of Environment. The former Minister of State wrote on Facebook that he is “very happy” that he left his tenure “without a spot of corruption on me.”Mr Supriyo praised certain Bengali politicians who will be part of the next Union cabinet, but added, “I am surely sad for myself.” “Yes, there must be a fire somewhere when there is smoke.I’m not able to take phone calls from my friends in the media who care about me, so I’ll just say it…Yes, I have resigned from the Council of Ministers (although, as I previously stated, “Asked to resign” may not be the most accurate term), “Mr Supriyo added in the Facebook post, referring to a now-deleted post in which he claimed to have been asked to step…

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PM Modi meets his ministers-to-be; 43 leaders to take oath

This will be the first Cabinet expansion in Modi’s government after he came back to power in 2019. The Union Cabinet can have 81 members. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect the first reshuffle in his Council of Ministers on Wednesday since he assumed the charge for a second term in May 2019. The latest exercise is tipped to be a ‘major shake-up’ of the government as the Prime Minister looks to make it more representative with an eye on political and governance challenges. The states which will go to the assembly polls early next year, including the all-important Uttar Pradesh, may figure high. West Bengal may also see its representation in the Union Council of Ministers go up, the sources said. It is believed that the BJP’s allies like JD(U) and Apna Dal can also get representation. The Union Cabinet can…

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Ahead of Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot appointed as Governor of Karnataka

Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka.  Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka. The government has also appointed Kambhampati Hari Babu appointed as the new Governor of Mizoram, Mangubhai Chaganbhai Patel as Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Rajendran Vishwanath Arlekar as Governor of Himachal Pradesh. Likewise, PS Sreedharan Pillai has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Goa. Satyadev Narayan Arya has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Tripura. Ramesh Bais will take over as the Governor of Jharkhand. Former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya has been appointed as Governor of Haryana.