Gowda told reporters that he plans to visit Delhi either
on December 27 or 28 to hold discussions with the BJP central
leadership on ministry expansion.
The Chief Minister is contesting the December 22 bypoll
to the legislative council and has been making all out efforts
to garner support for his candidature from his party and also
BJP rebels who have aligned with former minister B Sreeramulu.
The current strength of the Ministry is 27 and Karnataka
is entitled for a 34-member ministry as per the Constitutional
Gowda was sworn-in as the Chief Minister on August 4
after his predecessor B S Yeddyurappa was forced to step down
by the party high command after a Lokayukta report on illegal
mining indicted him.
Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said he would soon expand his ministry
to fill seven vacancies.
First Published: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 14:32