Cabinet will be formed soon- Bommai

Cabinet will be formed soon- Bommai

New Delhi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that he will briefly discuss with BJP National President J.P. Nadda regarding cabinet expansion. 

Speaking to reports after his arrival to Delhi to meet Prime Minister and Union Ministers, Mr. Bommai said, “I will discuss with Naddajee and take his advice to move forward regarding cabinet expansion.” 

Chief Minister admitted that Cabinet expansion is the first priority to accelerate the administrative machinery in the state and said that he will handle the pressure from the Cabinet aspirants. “BJP is a national party and ruling at Centre, we have a strong leadership at Centre and will handle the pressure,” he replied to a question.  

Newly elected Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has met Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Amit Shah, and other union ministers at Delhi here on Friday. 

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Mr. Bommai has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the evening. After he took oath as the Chief Minister on Wednesday, Mr. Bommai visited Delhi to meet party top brasses, including the Prime Minister, for a courtesy call. 

He met Union Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi, Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and BJP National President J.P. Nadda. 

Mr. Bommai hosted a luncheon meeting to the Karnataka MPs at Karnataka Bhavan, seeking their cooperation to get clearance for developmental and pending projects of the state. Mr. Bommai said that he would hold frequent meetings with MPs regarding ongoing and pending state projects at the Centre. 

Covid precautions: Chief Minister said that he had instructed the deputy commissioners of Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Chamarajanagara, Mysuru to keep watch on the movement of the people from neighboring state Kerala where a surge in covid cases.

“I have asked the deputy commissioners of four districts to increase testing, certification, and vaccination drive in their respective district due to surge in covid cases in Kerala. It is their responsibility to prevent the spreading of cases by taking precautionary measures. Even I have instructed the Chief Secretary to hold a meeting with Deputy Commissioners and Superintendent of Police in this regard”, the Chief Minister said. 

“Once I return to Bengaluru, I will hold a meeting with DCs of Mysuru, Kodagu, Chikmagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Chamarajanagara, will assess the situations at borders,” he added.