Bengaluru: A complete of 24 legislators, together with one lady MLA, joined the Siddaramaiah-led Congress authorities in Karnataka Saturday after the occasion excessive command accredited the record, taking the entire energy of the Cupboard to 34. The swearing-in ceremony was held on the Raj Bhavan.
Earlier, the occasion had inducted 8 MLAs, together with Siddaramaiah and D.Ok. Shivakumar, on 20 Might.
The enlargement was introduced late Friday after intense deliberations in Delhi amongst Siddaramaiah and his deputy, D.Ok. Shivakumar, Congress nationwide president Mallikarjun Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.
Nonetheless, portfolio allocation continues to be being mentioned as ministers are lobbying for vital departments, folks conscious of the developments advised ThePrint. “It would most likely occur at this time or tomorrow,” Siddaramaiah advised media individuals in Bengaluru Saturday morning.
Lakshmi Hebbalkar is the only lady legislator within the 34-member Cupboard. Amongst different distinguished leaders making the second record are Krishna Byre Gowda, Eshwar Khandre, H.C. Mahadevappa, Madhu Bangarappa, S.S. Mallikarjun and Dinesh Gundu Rao.
Within the second record, there are 4 members of the Vokkaliga neighborhood, six Lingayats, 5 from communities labeled as backward courses, one every from Scheduled Caste left & proper divisions, one from Bhovi neighborhood (SC-others) two from Scheduled Tribe, and one every from minority communities of Muslim, Jains, Brahmin and Namdhari Reddy.
“I used to be assured of turning into a minister however we perceive the challenges since all components must be weighed in. There are 135 legislators and I’ve been given a chance,” Madhu Bangarappa advised reporters in Bengaluru Saturday.
The brand new Congress authorities stays true to the dominant caste concept during which Lingayats and Vokkaligas proceed to get the best illustration within the authorities. There are seven Lingayats and 6 Vokkaligas, together with Shivakumar, within the new Cupboard.
However a number of distinguished leaders missed out on Cupboard berths. Legislators from Karnataka have been tenting in Delhi to foyer for ministerial berths.
B.Ok. Hariprasad, the previous deputy Chief of the Opposition within the Higher Home, and R.V. Deshpande, one of many senior most members of the legislature, have been disregarded. And so has Lakshman Sangappa Savadi, a former Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) minister who switched to the Congress simply earlier than the ten Might polls.
Supporters of Tanveer Sait held protests in Mysuru Saturday after the six-time MLA was disregarded of the Cupboard.
Sources inside the Congress stated a few of the leaders have been promised to be accommodated within the Cupboard reshuffle after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
(Edited by Smriti Sinha)
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