Bangalore: Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday indicated that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Speaking on the sidelines of a BWSSB programme, he said: “I am examining the issue of a cabinet reshuffle but no date has been set so far.”
Based on an assurance given by the CM, former Congress MLA V Somanna resigned to join the BJP just before the LS polls. He is likely to be inducted into the council. Legislative assembly speaker Jagadish Shettar may also be taken in. Yeddyurappa, who has completed the quota of 33 members, has to drop a few ministers to accommodate the fresh ones.
The idea behind Shettar’s inclusion is to silence dissidence. Chances of BJP spokesman C T Ravi joining the cabinet are also high. Muzrai minister Es En Krisshnaiah Setty, science and technology minister Anand Asnotikar and sports minister Goolihatti Shekar may be the ones to