Bengaluru,UPDATED: May 26, 2023 23:59 IST
By Nagarjun Dwarakanath: Twenty-four new ministers will be inducted into the Karnataka Cabinet on Saturday. The development follows after days of hectic deliberations between the top Congress leaders and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy DK Shivakumar.
The newly-elected Congress government in Karnataka is set to get a full-fledged state Cabinet, weeks after the party registered an emphatic win in the Assembly polls on May 13. As many as eight ministers along with the chief minister and his deputy have already taken oath in Karnataka on May 20, with 24 new ministers set to be sworn-in on Saturday.
The Karnataka Cabinet can have a total of 34 ministers, including the chief minister. According to the list finalized by the Congress, the expanded Cabinet will have ministers belonging to the Lingayat community, Vokkaliga community, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Muslim community, and Brahmin community.
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The list of MLAs who will take oath on Saturday includes Dinesh Gundu Rao, Krishna Byre Gowda, Eshwar Khandre, Raheem Khan, Santosh Lad, K N Rajanna, K Ventakesh, H C Mahadevappa, Byrathi Suresh, Shivaraj Tangadi, R B Timmpur, B Nagendra, Lakshmi Hebbalkar, Madhu Bangarappa, D Sudhakar, Cheluvaraya Swami, Mankul Vaidya and M C Sudhakar.
The list of new ministers will also include H K Patil, Sharanprakash Patil, Shivanand Patil, SS Mallikarjuna, besides Sharanbasappa Darshanapura, as well as N S Boseraju, who is the lone MLC.
Apart from this, Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge also approved the proposal for the appointment of C Puttarangashetty as Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
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