Ex-minister lobbies for berth in Karnataka ministry using minority tag

"Definitely,the Muslim community will be disappointed if I am not inducted into the ministry. They are already worried and are raising their pitch for my inclusion," Khan, a minister in the previous B S Yeddyurappa ministry, told reporters here.

BJP leadership has to take a decision to include him into the ministry as it cannot afford to neglect the sentiments of Muslim community, he said.

"I am confident I will get through in the third list of cabinet ministers," he added.
After two rounds of Cabinet expansion, the Gowda cabinet's strength is at 27, leaving seven more berths to be filled as Karnataka is entitled for a 34-member ministry as per the constitutional norm.

The next round of ministry expansion is reportedly delayed due to long list of aspirants.

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