The Karnataka Cabinet will see some new faces while some others would be asked to exit office, according to India Today. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday announced a rejig of his cabinet while refraining from naming the ministers who would be asked to leave office.
There is a possibility that the chief minister would remove seven ministers owing to their "non-performance," India Today reported. However according to the New Indian Express, at least 10-12 ministers could be asked to leave office.
The swearing-in ceremony for the new cabinet ministers is likely to be held on Monday, June 20. Before that Siddaramaiah would meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi to finalise the plan to reshuffle his cabinet.
The Congress government in Karnataka has completed three years in office and has another two years left in its tenure. It hopes to beef up its image in the state by inducting "dynamic" new faces into the cabinet.
According to the NIE, Ramanath Rai, HK Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, RV Deshapande and Roshan Baig are in Delhi to save their seats, while Malaka Reddy, K B Koliwad, Basavarajraya Reddy and Ashok Pattan have arrived at the national capital their with the hopes of getting portfolios in the state cabinet.
A total of 15 leaders are hoping to get assigned a ministry in the Karnataka Cabinet. Labour Minister PT Parameshwara Naik, who may be asked to resign, said he would take up any responsibility the high command hands him.