Maintaining that early elections to the assembly would not "worry" the state BJP, Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said it was left to the Election Commission to take a decision on the matter.
"Early election to the state assembly will not worry the state BJP if the Election Commission declares polls along with other states," he told reporters on the sidelines of a private function in Bangalore.
It was left to the Election Commission to decide on declaring early polls, Sadananda Gowda added.
Replying to a query, Mr Gowda said a final decision would be taken on cabinet expansion after consulting BJP's central leadership.
"It should have been done by now, but couldn't materialise in the event of new hurdles cropping up time and again. Final decision on the issue will be taken after deliberating with central leadership," he said.
Mr Gowda also said he was visiting New Delhi to participate in deliberations on choosing NDA's Presidential candidate.
On delayed arrival of monsoon in the state, Mr Gowda said he expected good rainfall in the state.