Bengaluru, Dec. 6 -- The much-awaited cabinet expansion of the six-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka will take place on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday.

"We have arrived at a decision to expand the cabinet on December 22, after the state legislature's winter session from December 10 at Belagavi," Siddaramaiah told reporters after the ruling coalition partners' five-member coordination committee meeting here under his chairmanship.

"We have also decided to appoint some legislators of both parties as chairmen of the state-run corporations and boards after the cabinet expansion the same day," said Siddaramaiah, who is also the leader of Congress party in the Assembly and an M...