Bommai in Delhi, may hold talks to fill four ministerial berths

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Bengaluru, Sep 7 : Basavaraj Bommai makes his fourth visit to Delhi on Tuesday after assuming charge as the chief minister amidst simmering discontent within BJP with several legislators expressing their displeasure over being left out of the cabinet.

To pacify the leaders, Bommai has the options of filling the four vacant berths in his cabinet and appoint chairpersons to various boards and corporations.

Among the disgruntled legislators are SA Ramdass, MP Renukacharya, CP Yogeeshwara, Ramesh Jarkiholi, and Shrimant Patil.

Jarkiholi, Yogeeswara and Patil are lobbying for ministerial berths with the central leadership by frequently visiting Delhi.

A couple of ministers including MTB Nagaraj and Anand Singh also expressed their displeasure over their portfolios.

Singh, however, has been most vociferous, and had hinted at resigning from the minister’s post and assembly membership.

In all likelihood, the chief minister will hold discussions on these two issues with BJP national president JP Nadda.

During his last visit to Delhi, Bommai could not meet Nadda as the party president was not available for personal reasons.

Apart from meeting Nadda, Bommai is scheduled to meet union ministers today and tomorrow.

The chief minister will board the Air Vistara flight at 11.30 am at Kempegowda International Airport and arrive at Delhi Airport at 1410 hrs.

He is scheduled to return to Bengaluru on Wednesday night.


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