Karnataka updates: Cabinet takes shape, 25 ministers inducted
The 15-day-old H D Kumaraswamy ministry in Karnataka was expanded today with the induction of 25 ministers.
Fourteen ministers are from the Congress, nine from its ruling coalition partner JDS and one each from the BSP and the KPJP. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
Congress' DK Shivakumar, KJ George, NH Shivashankar Reddy and the JD(S) laeders HD Revanna and GT Devegowda were among others who took oath as ministers.Congress MLC Jayamala was the lone woman minister.
With today's expansion, the strength of the ministry has gone up to 27, leaving seven more vacancies to be filled. Kumaraswamy had taken oath as chief minister and KPCC chief G Parameshwara as deputy chief minister on May 23.