Karnataka cabinet swearing-in highlights: Ceremony ends, 24 ministers inducted in the ministry
24 MLAs are being inducted into CM Siddaramaiah's cabinet in Bengaluru's Raj Bhavan as the oath-taking ceremony is underway. Follow for the latest updates.
Karnataka cabinet ministers swearing-in ceremony Highlights: A week after chief minister Siddaramaiah, deputy chief minister DK Shivakumar and eight other ministers took oath of office, 24 new ministers were inducted into the cabinet. The Congress announced names of the 24 legislators late on Friday.
This cabinet expansion brings the total strength of the cabinet to 34, the maximum number allowed under the law. The oath-taking ceremony for the ministers ended at around 1:30 pm at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. This comes after hectic parleys by both CM Siddaramaiah and deputy CM Shivakumar in the national capital with the party high command for the last three days.
The 24 ministers are: H.K. Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, N. Cheluvarayaswamy, K. Venkatesh, H.C. Mahadevappa, Eshwar Khandre, Kyathasandra N. Rajanna, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, Shivanand Patil, Timmapur Ramappa Balappa, S. S. Mallikarjun, Tangadagi Shivaraj Sangappa, Sharanaprakash Rudrappa, Patil Mankal Vaidya, Laxmi R. Hebbalkar, Rahim Khan, D. Sudhakar, Santhosh S. Lad, N.S. Boseraju, Suresha B.S., Madhu Bangarappa, Dr. M.C. Sudhakar and B. Nagendra.
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- May 27, 2023 01:46 PM IST
Swearing-in ceremony ends with oath-taking of MC Sudhakar, B Nagendra
Congress leaders Dr MC Sudhakar and B Nagendra were the last to take oath as Karnataka ministers in Bengaluru today, which marked the end of the wearing-in ceremony. Several notable figures including Shivrajkumar attended the ceremony.
- May 27, 2023 01:36 PM IST
NS Boseraju, Suresha BS, Madhu Bangarappa are ministers in the cabinet
NS Boseraju, Suresha BS and Madhu Bangarappa also took oath as ministers today. Boseraju is not a member of either Houses of the Karnataka legislature.
- May 27, 2023 01:31 PM IST
Lone woman and DK Shivakumar's aide, Lakshmi Hebbalkar takes oath as minister
Lakshmi Hebbalkar, the only woman in Siddaramaiah's cabinet, took oath as a Karnataka minister today. The Belagavi Rural legislator is a close aide of DK Shivakumar and is a first-timer in the cabinet.
- May 27, 2023 01:08 PM IST
Rahim Khan, one of two Muslim faces in cabinet takes oath
Congress' winning candidate from Bidar, Rahim Khan, who is the only Muslim other than B Zameer Ahmed Khan, was also sworn into Siddaramaiah's cabinet today, along with Santhosh Lad, a former minister for Information and Infrastructure Development.
- May 27, 2023 01:03 PM IST
First-timer Mankal Vaidya, D Sudhakar take oath as ministers
Mankal Vaidya, a first-timer, also took oath as a cabinet minister today. He had secured victory from the Bhatkal constituency. Along with him was D Sudhakar, whose supporters held several protests in the last few days, demanding the ministerial post for their leader.
- May 27, 2023 12:52 PM IST
Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, SS Mallikarjun inducted into cabinet
Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, who won from Sedam after securing 93,377 votes, took oath as a minister. SS Mallikarjun, who was booked after 29 wild animals were found at his farm house back in December, was also inducted into the cabinet.
- May 27, 2023 12:43 PM IST
Shivaraj Sangappa Tangadagi, sacked by Siddaramaiah in 2016, returns as cabinet minister
Shivaraj Sangappa Tangadagi, who won the Kanakagiri assembly seat and was sacked by Siddaramaiah during his tenure in 2016 along with 13 others, was re-inducted into the cabinet today.
- May 27, 2023 12:38 PM IST
Mudhol's winning candidate Timmapur Ramappa Balappa sworn-in
Timmapur Ramappa Balappa, who defeated BJP's Govind Muktappa Karjol in the party's stronghold, Mudhol, also took oath as a cabinet minister today. He is a former cabinet minister who has held portfolios such as Sugar, Ports and Inland transport. He also served as the Minister of Excise from 2016 till 2018.
- May 27, 2023 12:33 PM IST
Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, Kyathasandra N. Rajanna take oath as cabinet ministers
Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, who won an assembly seat from Shahapur, was also sworn-in as a minister today, along with Kyathasandra N. Rajanna, who won from Madhugiri.
- May 27, 2023 12:25 PM IST
Dinesh Gundu Rao sworn-in as minister, only brahmin leader in the cabinet
Congress' Dinesh Gundu Rao, the only brahmin leader in Siddaramaiah's cabinet, was sworn-in as a minister in Raj Bhavan today. He is a senior leader and a former state Congress president. He retained his Gandhi Nagar Assembly constiuency seat in a close battle with the BJP rival Sapthagiri Gowda. Rao had emerged victorious by a slim margin of just 105 votes.
- May 27, 2023 12:22 PM IST
Shivanand Patil takes oath as a Karnataka minister
Congress' Shivanand Patil took oath as a cabinet minister in Bengaluru today. He won the May 10 assembly poll in Karnataka from Basavana Bagevadi for the third consecutive term and retained his stronghold over the region with a margin of 24,863 votes.
- May 27, 2023 12:12 PM IST
Cong leaders Dr HC Mahadevappa, Eshwar Khandre take oath as Karnataka ministers
Congress leaders N Chaluvarayaswamy, who is considered to be a close aide of DK Shivakumar, K Venkateshtake, Dr HC Mahadevappa, who is a Dalit leader and close confidante of Siddaramaiah, and CM hopeful Eshwar Khandre took oath as Karnataka ministers.
- May 27, 2023 12:02 PM IST
Cong leaders HK Patil, Krishna Byregowda take oath as Karnataka ministers
Former cabinet minister HK Patil and Krishna Byregowda, a Vokkaliga leader, took oath as Karnataka ministers in CM Siddaramaiah's cabinet. The oath-taking ceremony is underway in Bengaluru's Raj Bhavan, where several senior leaders are present.
- May 27, 2023 11:52 AM IST
Swearing-in ceremony for 24 cabinet ministers begins in Bengaluru
- May 27, 2023 11:40 AM IST
Siddaramaiah, DK Shivakumar arrive at Vidhana Soudha
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar arrived at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the 24 new cabinet ministers, who names were released late on Friday.
- May 27, 2023 11:28 AM IST
Siddaramaiah-led Congress’s future uncertain in Karnataka: Kumaraswamy
Former chief minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said the future of the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka is uncertain. He said that the government’s fate hinges on the results of the upcoming 2024 Parliament elections, and clarified that his remarks were based on his analysis of the political situation in the state and should not be misinterpreted as an indication of a hidden agenda or alliance. Read more
- May 27, 2023 11:13 AM IST
Ministers will be allocated portfolios soon, assures CM Siddaramaiah; Bommai questions delay
- May 27, 2023 10:51 AM IST
Cong leader's supporters seek ministerial post for Banjara community representation in cabinet
One of the supporters of Congress Leader Rudrappa Lamani said, “Our banjara community leader Rudrappa Lamani's name was there on the list till last night, but today we saw that his name was not there on the list. If our leader will not get the Ministerial post, we will protest against this because we gave our 75 % vote to Congress in the election, so there should be at least one leader from our community.” (ANI)
- May 27, 2023 10:37 AM IST
Cong leader Rudrappa Lamani's supporters stage protest demanding ministerial post for him
Congress leader Rudrappa Lamani's supporters stage protest outside Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office demanding ministerial post for the leader. Rudrappa Manappa Lamani won the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections from Haveri constituency. (ANI)
- May 27, 2023 10:15 AM IST
Bengaluru traffic police issues traffic advisory in view of swearing-in ceremony
In view of the swearing-in ceremony of new ministers at Raj Bhavan, road routes has been changed for traffic management and the public is requested to cooperate, the police said.
- May 27, 2023 09:55 AM IST
Recap: U T Khader unanimously elected as Speaker of Karnataka Assembly
Former Minister and five-time Congress MLA U T Khader on Wednesday was unanimously elected as the new Speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. Khader (53) will be the first Muslim leader to serve as Speaker of Karnataka Assembly. (PTI)
- May 27, 2023 09:42 AM IST
Cong gives region-wise representation in Cabinet
Seven ministers in the Congress' list of are from Old Mysuru and Kalyana Karnataka regions each, six from Kittur Karnataka region and two from central Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving caste and region-wise representation along with giving due respect to senior as well as junior MLAs, an official statement said. (PTI)
- May 27, 2023 09:33 AM IST
We are going to deliver what we promised, says Madhu Bangarappa
Congress leader Madhu Bangarappa, who is set to take oath as Karnataka Minister, on Saturday said, “I am very happy that the people of Karnataka have given a clear verdict in favour of Congress. We are going to deliver what we had promised.”
- May 27, 2023 09:23 AM IST
Siddaramaiah balances caste equations in cabinet
Siddaramaiah has struck a balance by giving representation to various castes in his cabinet. There are six Lingayats and four Vokkaligas in the ministers list, with three MLAs from Scheduled Castes, two from Scheduled Tribes and five from Other Backward Communities - Kuruba, Raju, Maratha, Ediga and Mogaveera. Brahmins have also got representation in the cabinet, with the selection of Dinesh Gundu Rao.
- May 27, 2023 09:10 AM IST
Recap: 8 ministers were sworn-in alongside CM, deputy CM on May 20
As many as eight ministers have already taken oath of office along with the chief minister and his deputy on May 20. They were Dr G Parameshwara, KH Muniyappa, KJ George, MB Patil, Satish Jarkiholi, Priyank Kharge, Ramalinga Reddy and BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan.
- May 27, 2023 09:04 AM IST
Karnataka Cong minister says decision on allotting portfolios also soon
KH Muniyappa, one of the 10 ministers who already took oath, on Friday said the cabinet will be a mix of “seniors and young people.” He also indicated that a decision on these is also close. “By Saturday evening, portfolios have to be announced,” Muniyappa added.
- May 27, 2023 08:47 AM IST
24 ministers to take oath at 11:45am in Bengaluru today
Karnataka is set to get a full cabinet with a maximum strength of 34 legislators today. The oath-taking ceremony will take place at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru at 11:45 am.