1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. Karnataka
  4. Karnataka: Around two dozen ministers to take oath on Saturday as part of Cabinet expansion, say sources

Karnataka: Around two dozen ministers to take oath on Saturday as part of Cabinet expansion, say sources

Karnataka Cabinet expansion: Sources said the names of ministers to be inducted into the Cabinet are shortlisted and the list might be formally announced tomorrow.

India TV News Desk Edited By: India TV News Desk Bengaluru Updated on: May 26, 2023 6:16 IST
Siddaramaiah's Cabinet expantion in Karnataka
Image Source : PTI Siddaramaiah's Cabinet expantion in Karnataka

Karnataka Cabinet expansion: According to sources, 25 ministers will be inducted into Congress government in Karnataka as the party finalised the names of new ministers on Thursday night. The new ministers will take oath on Saturday (May 27), they said.

Series of meetings over Cabinet expansion

Top Congress leaders on Thursday held discussions with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his deputy D K Shivakumar over expansion of the state Cabinet. Both the leaders met Congress general secretary in-charge for Karnataka Randeep Surjewala and the party's general secretary, organisation, K C Venugopal. They then held meetings with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge separately at his residence.

Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar along with Surjewala then held a meeting at the party's Gurudwara Rakabganj Road office and discussed the names that could be included in the expanded Cabinet of the state. Sources said around 20 more ministers are likely to be inducted in the Karnataka Cabinet. 

Shivakumar had landed in the national capital on Wednesday evening while Siddaramaiah arrived later in the night. Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar were sworn in as Karnataka chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively along with eight cabinet ministers on May 20. However, the ministers have not yet been allocated their portfolios. The Congress high command approved the first list of eight ministers against the earlier plan of inducting a much higher number of around 28 legislators into the cabinet.

Sources said the names of only those MLAs were cleared who represented all sections and were senior-most and there were no objections from any side over the choice.

Differences between Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar are emerging over names of probable ministers with both pushing the case of MLAs close to them. Karnataka can have a maximum of 34 ministers and the Congress will find it difficult to accommodate all the aspirants.

Also read- 'Shedding crocodile tears...': Telangana Governor Soundararajan's jibe at Opposition leaders on Parliament row

IPL 2023: Read the fastest live coverage , analysis, records, interesting news of the T20 tournament only on India TV English Digital
Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from Karnataka