Cabinet expansion in Karnataka, these MLAs take oath
- Expansion of Siddaramaiah government’s cabinet in Karnataka
- The Council of Ministers took the decision after discussing with the High Command
- This resentment was evident even before the swearing-in ceremony
Despite the ministerial names being decided by the Congress high command regarding the Siddaramaiah government’s cabinet expansion in Karnataka. The resentment among many Congress MLAs who are still not made ministers does not seem to end. This resentment was evident even before the swearing-in ceremony. While supporters of Congress leader Rudrappa Lamani protested outside the party office in Karnataka. Hundreds of supporters of Congress leader Rudrappa Lamani staged a protest outside the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office on Saturday (May 27), demanding that he be made a minister. Rudrappa Lamani has won Karnataka Election 2023 from Haveri Assembly Constituency. His supporters are adamant about demanding a ministerial post for Lamani.
What are supporters saying?
Supporters of the Congress MLA say that Rudrappa Lamani is a leader of the Banjara community and till last night his name was on the ministerial list. Today his name has been removed from the list. Supporters say that we will protest if our leader is not given a ministerial post, as we gave 75 percent of our votes to the Congress in the elections.
He said that there should be at least one minister from our community. Siddaramaiah has already approved the names of the ministers regarding the cabinet expansion of the government. On Saturday, 24 leaders took oath as ministers, among these MLAs senior Congress leader H.K. Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, Ishwar Khandre and Dinesh Gundurao will take oath of office and secrecy as ministers. Lakshmi Habbalkar was sworn in as the only woman minister in the cabinet.
Oath taking program in Karnataka
The Cabinet was expanded in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday. Newly elected MLA H.K. Patil, Krishna Byre Gowda, N. Chelunaraswamy took oath as Minister.
The Council of Ministers took the decision after discussing with the High Command
Regarding Cabinet expansion in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that we have taken the decision from the point of view of regional, caste and social justice. We have decided the Council of Ministers only after a thorough discussion with the High Command. We will decide on our promises in the next cabinet meeting. The next cabinet meeting is likely to be held in June.
These MLAs were administered oath
Among the MLAs who will take oath as ministers are H.K. Patil, Krishna Baire Gonda, N. Cheluvarswamy, K. Venkatesh, HC Mahadevappa, Ishwar Khandre, Kaithasandra N Rajanna, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Saranbasappa Darshanpur, Shivananda Patil, Timmapur Ramappa Balappa, SS Mallikarjun, Tangadgi Shivraj Sangappa, Saranprakash Rudrappa, Patil Mankal Vaidya, La. Habbalkar, Rahim Khan, D. Sudhakar, Santosh S. Ladd, N.S. Boseraju, Suresh BS, Madhu Bangarappa, Dr. MC Sudhakar and B. Nagendra’s name is included.