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Karnataka cabinet: HD Kumaraswamy retains 11 portfolios including Department of Finance

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday retained 11 portfolios including Department of Finance.

Karnataka cabinet: HD Kumaraswamy retains 11 portfolios including Department of Finance

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government released a list of portfolios on Friday, which revealed that Kumaraswamy would be in charge of 11 portfolios and departments including finance, energy and excise department apart from ones which was not assigned to anybody.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief minister G Parameshwara to keep Home department excluding Intelligence Wing. Congress' DK Shivakumar given Major & Medium irrigation from Water Sources Dept & Medical education from Family & Welfare department.

Parameshwara will also take charge of the coveted Bengaluru development ministry, which controls the Bengaluru Development Authority and the local corporation.

Revanna has been allotted the public works department, which he had held in two previous stints as well. Shivakumar has been given the major irrigation ministry and the medical education department as well.

Congress leader KJ George has been entrusted with the Heavy Industries portfolio along with the Sugar department, which was a separate ministry in the previous government. Bandeppa Kashempur of the JD(S) has been given the cooperation department.

Priyank Kharge has been named as the social welfare ministry and Krishna Byre Gowda has been given law and parliamentary affairs department.

The lone Bahujan Samaj Party member of the government, N Mahesh, has been given the primary and secondary education portfolio.

Jayamala, the lone woman minister, has been entrusted the women and child welfare and the Kannada and culture departments.

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