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No change of guard in Karnataka: Amit Shah tells CM Bommai

On Tuesday, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai received a big boost with the Union Home Ministre Amit Shah asking him to continue, sources close to Bommai said.

Amit Shah also assured Bommai that the next Assembly polls under his leadership and there was o question of a change of guard in Karnataka, the sources added.

According to sources, Amit Shah also asked Bommai to provide good administration and concentrate on youth-oriented programs.

The Central minister also told him that former chief minister BS Yediyurappa will also join him to win the elections.

Regarding the cabinet reshuffle, which has been on cards for a long time with five posts out of 34 sanctioned ministerial berths still lying vacant, Amit Shah said he would send the list before 10th May, as per the sources.

Amit Shah was in Bengaluru on Tuesday to attend events including the inauguration of Nrupathunga University, a luncheon organized by CM Bommai.

He also inaugurated the National Intelligence Grid and took part in the Khelo India University Games-2021.

Amit Sha’s visit came after a minister resigned following the alleged suicide of a civil contractor accusing the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa that he demanded a 40% cut in the public works worth four crore INR in Belagavi district in 2021.

His visit also came when the state saw the scam in the police sub-inspector recruitment coming to the fore with the opposition Congress alleging the involvement of two ministers.

Speculations are increased when two days ahead of Shah’s arrival in Bengaluru, BJP national general secretary (organization) BL Santhosh said in Mysuru at a party event that the party leadership has the strength to execute change in leadership as was done in Gujarat when the incumbent CM Bhupendra Patel replaced Vijay Rupani.