Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy, DK Shivakumar, met former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi and discussed portfolios for ministers ahead of the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Deputy, DK Shivakumar, met former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party leader Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed portfolios for ministers ahead of the swearing-in ceremony tomorrow (Saturday).
The swearing-in ceremony of the rest of the 24 ministers of the Karnataka government is likely to be held on May 27, sources told India Today. MLAs, including Eshwar Khandre (Lingayat), Lakshmi Hebbalkar (Lingayat), Shivananda Patil (Lingayat), Sharanabasappa Darshanapur (Lingayat), Dr HC Mahadevappa (Dalit), K Venkatesh (Vokkaliga), SS Mallikarjun (Lingayat), Byrathi Suresh (Kuruba), Krishna Byregowda (Vokkaliga), Rahim Khan (Muslim), Putta Ranga Shetty (Uppara), Dr MC Sudhakar, HK Patil (Lingayat), Cheluvarayaswamy (Vokkaliga), KN Rajanna (ST), Santosh Lad (Maratha), Madhu Bangarappa (Ediga), Mankala Vaidya (Besta), Shivaraj Tangadagi (Dalit), RB Thimmapur (Dalit), Dr Sharan Prakash Patil (Lingayat), Nagendra (ST), and Boseraju (MLC), are supposed to be sworn-in.
Ten out of 34 ministerial posts in the Karnataka government have been filled after Congress leader Siddaramaiah took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on May 20 with state party chief DK Shivakumar as his deputy.
Along with Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar, eight other Congress leaders were sworn in as Cabinet ministers.
The MLAs that were sworn in as Cabinet ministers include G Parameshwara, KJ George, K H Muniyapa, Satish Jarkiholi, Zameer Ahmed, Ramalinga Reddy, Priyank Kharge, and MB Patil.
The Congress secured a landslide victory in the 2023 Karnataka Assembly election, winning 135 of the 224 seats, ousting the BJP from power. The BJP secured a distant second with 66 seats and the JD(S), which had hoped to play the kingmaker, was down with just 19 seats.