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Karnataka Cabinet Expansion: 24 MLAs sworn in as ministers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2023, 13:05 IST
Congress leader HK Patil taking oath as minister

News Summary

  • Karnataka Cabinet expanded with the induction of 24 new ministers.
  • Oath-taking ceremony was held, with Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot administering the oath of office.
  • Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy DK Shivakumar present during the ceremony.
  • Protests outside KPCC office demand inclusion of leader Rudrappa Lamani in the Cabinet.

Bengaluru (Karnataka): The Karnataka Cabinet witnessed a significant expansion on Saturday as 24 new ministers were sworn in during an official ceremony. The oath-taking event, administered by Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, marked an important milestone for the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-led government in Karnataka.

Oath-Taking Ceremony Welcomes New Ministers
In a formal ceremony, Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot administered the oath of office to the newly appointed ministers. This symbolic act symbolized their commitment and dedication to serving the state of Karnataka. Among those who took the oath were prominent figures such as N. Rajanna, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Sharanabasappa Darshanapur, Shivanand Patil, HK Patil, Krishna Byregowda, N Chaluvarayaswamy, K Venkateshtake, Dr HC Mahadevappa, and Eshwar Khandre.

Congress Party Finalises List of Ministers
In preparation for the cabinet expansion, the Congress party released a list of 24 legislators who were slated to be sworn in as ministers in the Siddaramaiah-led government. The inclusion of these legislators would bring the cabinet to its full strength of 34 members. The announcement of the finalized list generated anticipation and excitement among both the party members and the public.

Presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy DK Shivakumar
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy, DK Shivakumar, graced the oath-taking ceremony with their presence. Their attendance showcased their support for the newly appointed ministers and their commitment to the development and progress of Karnataka. The presence of these key leaders added significance and importance to the event.

Protests for Inclusion of Leader Rudrappa Lamani
Outside the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, supporters of Karnataka Congress leader Rudrappa Lamani staged a protest. They demanded a ministerial post for their leader, expressing their discontent with his exclusion from the cabinet expansion. The protest highlighted the challenges and expectations faced by political leaders in accommodating the interests and aspirations of their party members.

First published: 27 May 2023, 13:05 IST