Formation of new ministry in a day or two: Yedi

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Bangalore, May 28: BJP legislature party leader B S Yaddyurappa, who will be swearing in as the Karnataka Chief Minister on May 30, today said that the process on the formation of the new cabinet is already on and it would be completed in a day or two.

Mr Yaddyurppa told reporters here that "who should be included in the new ministry would be decided only after having a discussion with the national leaders." To a question on whether the formation of the cabinet would be done in one or more instalment, he said that so far there was no concrete discussion on it. Party sources said that the new cabinet would adapt a 'please all 'approach with giving priority for representation based on caste, community, regional, old and new faces besides women in the ministry.

Former ministers Jagadish Shettar, K S Eshwarappa, D H Shankarmurthy and V S Acharya are likely to be included in the new ministry, party sources said.

They said that Mr Yaddyurappa is likely to take oath alongwith more than a dozen ministers on Friday on the portal of Vidhan Soudha, the seat of the state government.

The national leaders alongwith Chief Ministers from BJP ruled states would be attending to witness the formation of their government for the first time in the south, thay said.

Mr Yaddyurappa said he would be visiting New Delhi on June one to take part in the national excecutive.


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