The much-awaited cupboard enlargement of the Congress authorities in Karnataka will happen on Saturday with 24 ministers to be sworn in. With this, Karnataka will get a full cupboard with no vacant berths. The main target now shifts to portfolio allocation.
The ultimate record has only one lady minister and a number of other senior leaders have didn’t make the lower. RV Deshpande, TB Jaya Jayachandra, and BK Hariprasad have been saved out.
Eight ministers, deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar, and chief minister Siddaramaiah had taken oath final Saturday after the Congress bagged the state within the not too long ago held meeting elections.
The get together has tried to strike a steadiness by selecting senior and junior MLAs to the cupboard on the premise of caste and regional illustration together with social justice.
With Lingayats backing the Congress strongly within the elections, a complete of eight ministerial berths have been given to the group within the full cupboard and nearly all main sub-sects have gotten illustration. Eshwar Khandre from Banajigas, Lakshmi Hebbalkar and Sivananda Patil from Panchamasali, MB Patil from Kudu Vokkaliga, SS Mallikarjun from Sadar Lingayats, Sharan Prakash Patil from Adi Banajigas, Darshanapura and Vaishnava Reddy from Reddy Lingayats, and HK Patil have gotten illustration.
Vokkaligas, one other dominant group that voted for the Congress, has acquired six berths within the cupboard. Deputy CM Shivakumar and N Cheluvarayaswamy are from the Gangatkar sect of Vokkaligas whereas Krishna Byregowda from Dasa Vokkaliga sub-sect and Periyapatna MLA Venkatesh of Kunchitiga sub-sect have made it to the cupboard.
The SC/ST group has acquired 9 berths, together with senior leaders like KH Muniyappa, G Parameshwar, HC Mahadevappa, RB Timmapur, and Priyank Kharge.
Two Muslim leaders, Zameer Ahmed Khan and Rahim Khan, are within the cupboard, whereas KJ George represents the Christian group.