H D Kumaraswamy ministry in Karnataka expanded, induction of 25 ministers
HD Kumaraswamy ministry in Karnataka was expanded on Wednesday with the induction of 25 ministers.
In the latest induction, fourteen ministers are from the Congress, nine from its ruling coalition partner JD(S) and one each from the BSP and the KPJP.
Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
JDS’ GT Deve Gowda, who had emerged as a giant killer defeating former chief minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru in the assembly polls was also inducted. Congress MLC Jayamala was the only woman minister in the induction.
Under the power sharing arrangement, Congress will have 22 ministers and the JDS 12.
After the expansion, the strength of the ministry has gone up to 27, leaving seven more vacancies to be filled.