Bengaluru, Aug 5: Brushing aside the criticism by the Opposition Congress leader Siddaramaiah over the delay in the expansion of the Karnataka Cabinet, Chief minister B S Yediyurappa said that it will be done soon.
Speaking to newsmen, here on Monday, before leaving for an Aerial survey of the flood affected areas in five districts of Northern Karnataka region, he said, “I am visiting New Delhi in the next two days and discuss with the BJP leadership on the expansion of the cabinet”.
Stating that he need not take lesson from the Congress leaders to expand his Ministry said that “Ours is a national party and had to consult the party seniors before finalising the expansion of the Karnataka Cabinet”.
Stating that he will spare no minute, to expand the ministry, once receives green signal from the Central leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Home minister and party President Amit Shaw, he said that “Expansion would be done only after consulting the Central leaders”.
Describing the Flood situation in Northern Karnataka as grim, he said that strict instructions had been given to the officials to take all possible measures to help the affected people.
He said that “During my visit to New Delhi, will meet the Prime minister and appeal him for a special financial grant to tackle the flood situation”.(UNI)