Cabinet reshuffle to be done within this month: Siddaramaiah

As the clamour for the much awaited reshuffle of the state cabinet is growing louder, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said it will be done within this month. “Cabinet…will do it, we will do it within this month,” Siddaramaiah told reporters in response to a question here.

The Chief Minister had earlier said that cabinet will be reshuffled after the budget session of the state legislature, which ended on Thursday. In October last year, Siddaramaiah had expanded his ministry by inducting four members, including the state Pradesh Congress Committee chief G Parameshwara as Home Minister.

Pressure is mounting on Chief Minister for the reshuffle as a section of MLAs have planned to petition the party high command.

According to party sources, Siddaramaih himself will be travelling to Delhi soon to discuss the reshuffle with party leaders.

Recently, several “like-minded” Congress MLAs considered loyal to Siddaramaiah had held a meeting where they are said to have decided to demanded reshuffle and dropping of “non-performing” ministers from the cabinet.