24 ministers take oath in K’taka, CM Siddaramaiah says allotment of portfolios in 24 hours

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24 ministers take oath in K’taka, CM Siddaramaiah says allotment of portfolios in 24 hours

Bengaluru: The full-fledged cabinet of the Congress party came into force on Saturday as 24 cabinet ministers took oath at the swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered the oath to the newly inducted cabinet ministers.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Dy CM D.K. Shivakumar and Speaker U.T. Khader congratulated the new ministers.

Speaking to reporters before the ceremony, Siddaramaiah stated that the allocation of portfolios of cabinet ministers will be done by today (Saturday) or tomorrow (Sunday).

Senior Congress leader H.K. Patil; N. Cheluvarayaswamy; only Vokkaliga legislator to stand with Ahinda movement launched by Siddaramaiah, K. Venkatesh; Eshwar Khandre; Sharanabasappa Bapugouda Darshanapur; and R.B. Thimmapur took oaths in the name of God.

Congress leader Shivaraj Tangadagi; close confidante of AICC President Mallikarjun Kharge, Sharan Prakash Rudrappa Patil; Mankal Vaidya belonging to Mogaveera community; and D. Sudhakar representing Jain community; Santhosh Lad; AICC Secretary and Telangana Congress in-charge N.S. Boseraju; a close confidante of CM Siddaramaiah, Bhyrathi Suresh; Madhu Bangarappa; and M.C. Sudhakar also took oath in the name of God.

Congress leader H.C. Mahadevappa took the oath by truth and loyalty. K.N. Rajanna took oath in the name of Buddha, Basava, Ambedkar and Maharshi Valmiki.

Congress leader Shivanand Patil took oath in the name of Basavanna. S.S. Mallikarjun took oath in the name of God Kalleshwara.

Laxmi Hebbalkar took oath in the name of Jagajyothi Basaveshwara, Chatrapati Shivaji, Babasaheb Dr B.R. Ambedkar, voters and her mother.

senior Congressman Rahim Khan took oath in the name of Allah. B. Nagendra, who defeated powerful BJP leader B. Sriramulu from Bellary district, took the oath in the name of Maharshi Valmiki and God. Krishna Byre Gowda and Dinesh Gundu Rao also took oaths.

Besides Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, eight more ministers — G. Parmeshwara, K.H. Muniyappa, K.J. George, M.B. Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge, Ramalimga Reddy, and B.Z. Zameer Ahmed Khan — had taken oath last Saturday in Bengaluru. However, none of them has been allocated any portfolio yet.

Madhu Bangarappa, B. Nagendra, M.C. Sudhakar, Laxmi Hebbalkar, Bhyrathi Suresh, Mankal Vaidya and N.S. Boseraju assumed charge as cabinet minister for the first time.

Here is the complete list of 34 Ministers in the Karnataka Government:
Minister —————————- Portfolio

  • Siddaramaiah- Chief Minister, Finance, Cabinet Affairs, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, Information and all unallocated portfolios
  • DK Shivakumar- Deputy CM, Major & Medium Irrigation, Bengaluru City development
  • HK Patil- Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Legislation, Minor Irrigation
  • Krishna Byre Gowda- Revenue (excluding Muzrai)
  • N Cheluvarayaswamy- Agriculture
  • K Venkatesh- Animal Husbandry & Sericulture
  • HC Mahadevappa- Social Welfare
  • Eshwar Khandre- Forest, Ecology & Environment
  • Kyathasandra N Rajanna- Co-operation
  • Dinesh Gundu Rao- Health & Family Welfare
  • Sharanabasappa Darshanapur- Small Scale Industries, Public Sector Industries
  • Shivanand Patil- Textiles, Sugarcane Development & Sugar, Agriculture Marketing
  • Timmapur Ramappa Balappa-Excise & Muzrai
  • SS Mallikarjun-Mines&Geology, Horticulture
  • Tangadagi Shivaraj Sangappa- Backward Classes & ST Welfare
  • Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil-Higher Education
  • Mankal Vaidya– Fisheries & Ports, Island Transport
  • Laxmi R Hebbalkar-Women & Child Development, Disabled & Senior Citizen Empowerment
  • Rahim Khan Municipal Administration, Haj
  • D Sudhakar-Medical Education
  • Santosh S Lad- Labour & Skill Development
  • NS Boseraju- Science & Technology, Tourism
  • Suresha BS- Urban Development & Town Planning
  • Madhu Bangarappa – Primary & Secondary Education
  • MC Sudhakar- Medical Education
  • B Nagendra- Youth Services, Spots and Kannada Culture
  • Priyank Kharge – Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
  • G Parameshwara – Home (excluding Intelligence)
  • MB Patil – Large & Medium Industries, I.T & B.T
  • KH Muniyappa- – Food & Civil Suplies, Consumer Affairs
  • KJ George – Energy
  • Satish Jarkiholi –  Public Works
  • Ramalinga Reddy – Transport
  • BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan – Housing, Waqf & Minorities

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