Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar will leave for New Delhi this evening where they are likely to meet the Congress high command to discuss cabinet expansion in the state and allocation of portfolios to existing ministers. As per the official schedule of the chief minister, Siddaramaiah will leave for Delhi at 6.30 pm in a special flight. He will stay in the national capital for the night. At the same time, Shivkumar’s office told that along with the Chief Minister, the Deputy CM will also go on a tour of Delhi.
Although, Siddaramaiah While details of Shivakumar’s visit to Delhi have not been shared with the media, party sources said the two leaders are likely to meet the Congress high command on the issue of portfolio allocation to sitting ministers and cabinet expansion.
Ministers have not yet been allocated portfolios
Siddaramaiah in Karnataka and shivkumar On May 20, along with eight ministers, he was sworn in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. However, portfolios have not been allotted to these ministers yet. According to Congress sources, the party high command approved the first list of eight ministers in a meeting held in Delhi last week ahead of the swearing-in ceremony, while a large number of legislators are planned to be inducted in the first cabinet.
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Sources said that Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar allegedly had differences of opinion over some names during the discussions. Allocation of portfolios to the new ministers and formation of a cabinet that has representation from all communities, regions, factions and new and old generation legislators is a daunting task for Siddaramaiah. The sanctioned strength of ministers in the Karnataka cabinet is 34. In view of this, many leaders are involved in the race to become ministers.