The Karnataka Cupboard is being expanded on Saturday as an oath ceremony to induct 24 extra ministers started. With these 24 ministers, the Congress goals to steadiness caste and regional equations by way of its selection of ministers. The Karnataka authorities can have a most of 34 ministers. Final week, 10 ministers, together with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar, had been sworn-in in a ceremony that turned out to be a platform for the Opposition to point out unity forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
Amongst these being sworn in on Saturday had been senior MLA HK Patil, Krishna Byregowda, N Cheluvarayaswamy, Okay Venkatesh, Dr HC Mahadevappa, Congress working president Eshwar Khandre and former Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao.
Others who made it to the Karnataka Cupboard are Kyathasandra N Rajanna, Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, Shivanand Patil, Ramappa Balappa Timmapur, S S Mallikarjun, Shivaraj Sangappa Tangadagi, Dr Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, Mankal Vaidya, Laxmi Hebbalkar, Rahim Khan, D Sudhakar, Santosh Lad, N S Boseraju, Suresha BS, former CM S Bangarappa’s son Madhu Bangarappa, Dr MC Sudhakar and B Nagendra.
Congress finalised the listing after two days of hectic deliberations amongst Siddaramaiah, Shivakumar and AICC normal secretaries KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala. The 2 Karnataka leaders had been tenting within the nationwide capital for the final three days and held a number of rounds of discussions earlier than asserting the listing of ministers.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and former social gathering chief Rahul Gandhi gave their ultimate nod to the listing of names. Regardless that variations between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar had erupted over names of possible ministers, they had been ironed out in the course of the deliberations within the capital. The 2 leaders additionally met Sonia Gandhi.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren are prone to be current for Saturday’s occasion. Whereas portfolios haven’t been determined but, minister KH Muniyappa mentioned it will be introduced by Saturday night.