Karnataka CM Yediyurappa likely to expand Cabinet before Assembly session; to meet PM Modi for financial aid

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For the development of Kalyana Karnataka region, the CM said his government released Rs 100 crore and would release another Rs 300 crore shortly

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is expected to take up the expansion of the state Cabinet with party leaders during his visit to Delhi.

He will also meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss various issues related to the state including financial aid.

Yediyurappa left for Delhi after participating in the Kalyana Karnataka Utsava on Thursday and is expected to stay in New Delhi for three days, reported The New Indian Express.

He will discuss with Modi and other senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on matters including more financial aid for flood relief work, improving irrigation projects of the state, developmental works, opening of more COVID-19 testing centres and treatment of COVID-19 patients.

On the state Cabinet expansion, the chief minister said that he would do it before the commencement of the Assembly session adding it would depend on the approval of the party leadership.

For the development of Kalyana Karnataka region, which remained a backward region, Yediyurappa said his government released Rs 100 crore to the Kalyana Karnataka Human Resource, Agriculture and Cultural Society. The government would release another Rs 300 crore shortly, he added.

On separate Secretariat for the development of Kalyana Karnataka region, the chief minister said that he was committed to his last year’s announcement but the current crisis posed a hurdle to fulfill the promise.

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