Karnataka Kumaraswamy ministry expanded, 25 ministers inducted
New Delhi : The HD Kumaraswamy ministry which was formed just 15 days before got expansion with inclusion of 25 ministers. The ministry in Karnataka includes fourteen ministers from the Congress, nine from its ruling coalition partner JD(S) and one each from the BSP and the KPJP.
Governor Vajubhai Vala managed the oath of office and confidentiality to the new ministers at a ceremony held at Raj Bhavan.
HD Revanna, son of former prime minister and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda and state senior Congress leaders DK Shivakumar were among those who took the oath yesterday.
JDS’ GT Deve Gowda, who had come out as a massive player defeating former chief minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru in the assembly polls was also introduced.
Congress MLC Jayamala was the only woman minister in the state. Under the power sharing arrangement, Congress will have 22 ministers and the JDS 12.
With the expansion of HD kumaraswamy ministry, the strength has gone up to 27. Now, more seven seats are vacant to be filled by appropriate candidates.
Kumaraswamy had taken oath as chief minister and KPCC chief G Parameshwara as deputy chief minister on May 23.
It is likely that the state will see bright days under the governance of Kumaraswamy in the days to come.