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K'taka JDS-BJP ministry to be expanded tomorrow

india Updated: Jun 20, 2006 15:05 IST

The five-month old JDS-BJP coalition ministry in Karnataka led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy will be expanded on Wednesday, official sources said.

According to present indications, four members each from JDS and BJP would be inducted, leaving two ministerial berths to be filled up later. Both the coalition partners have each kept six ministerial berths vacant.

In the present 22-member ministry now, JDS has 10 members and BJP 12.

The JDS led ministry assumed office on February three under a new power sharing agreement with BJP, after the Congress-JDS coalition headed by N Dharam Singh was brought down in a political coup staged by Kumaraswamy.

While the JDS has finalised the names of former ministers and its state unit President MP Prakash and HD Revanna, son of JDS supremo HD Devegowda, discussions were on to decide the two other nominees, sources said.