According to sources, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is in the national capital to meet with the BJP’s central leadership about expanding his cabinet. They said the chief minister, who arrived in the national capital late Sunday night, will meet BJP president JP Nadda during the day. Before leaving for Delhi on Sunday, Bommai indicated the cabinet expansion process might not take a week and that a decision from the leadership would most likely come by Monday.
After his predecessor B S Yediyurappa resigned on July 26, Bommai took oath as chief minister on July 28. He is the government’s lone Cabinet member.
Meanwhile, plenty of ministerial candidates have contacted Bommai, pleading for a spot in the cabinet.