Karnataka Cabinet Expansion Tomorrow: Congress | Indian News – India Times
“The decision to form a cabinet and who to include in the cabinet rests with the prime minister. Siddaramaiah has discussed several names with the party, now we have left it up to him to decide… He told me (Siddaramaiah) that the more the expanded cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow in Karnataka,” Surjewala told reporters.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah met with former party chairmen Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi at their residence in the national capital.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also arrived at the residence of party chairman Mallikarjun Kharge earlier today.
On Thursday, Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar held meetings with top Congress leaders in New Delhi regarding the expansion of the state cabinet.
Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar were sworn in as the Karnataka CM and vice CM respectively along with eight cabinet ministers on May 20. However, the ministers have yet to be assigned their portfolios.
The congressional high command approved the first list of eight ministers against the earlier plan to install a much larger number of around 28 lawmakers in the cabinet.
Congress won 135 seats in elections on May 10 to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly, ousting the ruling BJP, which won 66 seats from its only southern state.
(With inputs from the agency)