Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai arrived in the national capital on Friday and his sudden visit, the second time in less than 10 days, has sparked speculation in political circles, especially within the ruling BJP.
Sources said that the chief ministers who landed in Delhi went to meet the Union minister.
Some sources in the party said that although Bommai did not make any mention of meeting the BJP central leadership in his official tour, he is likely to meet and discuss the issue.
This has given hope to the cabinet expansion prospects, but some believe it may be a matter for the Rajya Sabha, the council and local bodies to discuss the upcoming elections.
Also, after recent developments in Tripura, the grumbling about leadership change in the state has refused to end and it is clear that there is no question of Bommai’s departure despite party timing.
The chief ministers flew from Bangalore to the national capital this afternoon and the schedule for their return to Bangalore has been kept “open”.
According to a tour program released to the media, he is expected to meet the Union minister.
Bommai, who was in New Delhi on May 10 and 11, met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the second day and discussed the long awaited expansion or revival.
After the meeting, the BJP central leadership will announce its decision after discussion and “whatever happens at any time,” he said.
The chief minister is under pressure from aspirants to rapidly expand his cabinet before next year’s assembly elections.
Some aspirants are of the opinion that such exercises will not be beneficial at this stage, because, he said, the tenure of the new hires will be very short.
Amid rumors that the cabinet could not rule out a top-down overhaul, aspirants of the cabinet said they were hoping for a cabinet expansion or restructuring soon, and there were talks that several bailiffs could also lead the way. Faces.
There are currently five vacancies in the cabinet comprising 29 ministers, including the chief minister, against the 34-allotted force.
Some lawmakers are soon advocating an overhaul of the Karnataka cabinet to make way for new faces.
Shah visited Bangalore earlier this month amid potential changes in leadership and pressure to revive or expand the cabinet.
Several BJP leaders, including Karnataka’s national general secretary Arun Singh, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and state president Nalin Kumar Katil, have denied any move to Bommai’s seat.
According to BJP top sources, Shah also asked Bommai to focus on development and election preparations and leave the rest to the party leadership.
Bommai was appointed chief minister in July last year to replace senior leader Yeddyurappa.
However, after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb replaced Manik Saha in the recent spate of abrupt growth, some party workers suggested changes in the state and Bommai’s recent statement that “anything can happen at any time.”
Any such decision with regard to the leadership or the exercise of the cabinet will be known only to the High Command and no one will be here, a state party official said.