Karnataka cabinet expansion on June 12 for 2nd time

The year-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka would be expanded for the second time on June 12, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Saturday.

“The Governor (Vajubhai Vala) has fixed the time at 11:30 a.m. on June 12 for the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan,” Kumaraswamy tweeted in Kannada.

Though the Chief Minister has not mentioned how many legislators would be inducted as Ministers to expand the cabinet, a party source hinted that at least three would take oath to fill the vacancies.

“Of the three vacancies, two are from the JD-S quota and 1 from the Congress,” the source told IANS on condition of anonymity.

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