Kumaraswamy on cabinet expansion move

Having completed 100 days in office over coming several hudles in functining of coliation government, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is now on the mission of his cabinet expansion. He practically celebrating the 100-days in office occasion in New Delhi, he met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conveying his gratitude for extending `whole hearted support’.

On this occasion, he also urged him to take early decision on cabinet expansion of the coalition government. He also apprised him about the 100 day performance of the coalition government.

On this occasion, he asserted that his coalition government is secure and getting full support from senior Congres leaders, particularly from former chief minister Siddaramaiah.

Presently, the cabinet comprises 16 Congress and 10 JD(S) members, including chief minister and deputy chief minister, and as per rule four more can be added, one from JD(S) and three from Congress. In fact, it became a difficult task for Congress to chose three of its MLAs to induct into the cabinet, as the list of aspirant is very large.

Kumaraswamy’s discussions with Gandhi also comes on the eve of the JD(S)-Congress Coordination Committee meeting scheduled tomorrow to iron out differences in the alliance that has arisen after Siddaramaiah’s remarks about becoming the state chief minister.

Asserting that the coalition government was successful in completing 100 days in the state, the chief minister said: “People in the state have various expectations. My first goal is to fulfill their expectations in the coming days.” The 100 days of honeymoon period is over and the government will start implementing the blueprint in the coming days, he added.

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