The direction came in the wake of BJP, which stormed to power in the state, failing to garner simple majority of 113 and cobbling up the required numbers with the help of six independents. Portfolios will be allocated to all the 29 Ministers of the newly sworn-in BJP Government today, after the Yeddyurappa led Ministry passes the floor test. It has been reported that there is a demand for major portfolios like Home, Public Works, Energy, Urban Development, Irrigation and Mines.
Apparently, Yeddyurappa is keen on retaining the Departments of Finance and Excise, the portfolios he held as Deputy Chief Minister in the previous JD(S)-BJP coalition government.
The new Ministers are Govind M Karjol, K S Eshwarappa, V S Acharya, Mumtaz Ali Khan, C M Udasi, R Ramachandra Gowda, R Ashok, S A Ravindranath, G Janardhan Reddy, Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri, B N Bacche Gowda, G Karunakar Reddy, Basavaraj Bommai, Shobha Karandlaje, B Sriramulu, S Suresh Kumar, Krishna Palemar, Revu Naik Belamagi, Aravind Limbavali, Krishnaiah Shetty, P M Narendra Swamy, H Halappa, Venkataramanappa, D Sudhakar, Goolihatti D Shekar, Shivaraj Tangadagi, M Rudrappa Nirani, Lakshman Savadi and S K Bellubbi.
Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 30. BJP won 110 seats out of 224 while Congress bagged 80 and JD-S 28 in the Assembly polls.