On May 20, Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister after the Congress’s landslide victory in the Karnataka elections.
The newly elected Congress government in Karnataka is all set to expand the cabinet. On Saturday (May 27) at 11.45 am, there will be a swearing-in ceremony of the full state cabinet consisting of 24 ministers at Raj Bhavan. The cabinet expansion was finalized after much deliberation on the selection of ministers.
N Boseraju’s name included in the list of ministers
After returning from Delhi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah sent the list of new ministers to the Governor’s office on Friday night. He said that the Congress has followed the norms of giving equal representation to all castes and regions while choosing ministers keeping in mind the principles of social justice.
The list of ministers surprisingly includes the name of former All India Congress Committee (AICC) and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) functionary N Boseraju. Boseraju is not a member of the Legislative Council or the Legislative Assembly but is an important link between the state Congress and the high command.
The only woman minister in the list of ministers
The list of ministers includes eight Lingayats, including Lakshmi Hebbalkar, the only woman minister. Seven from Scheduled Caste (SC) communities, five Vokkaligas, two Muslims, three from Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities, 6 from Other Backward Class (OBC) groups including one Maratha, one Brahmin, one Christian and one Jain minister in the cabinet. given.
Siddaramaiah was sworn in as Chief Minister and DK Shivakumar as Deputy Chief Minister on 20 May 2023 after the Congress’s bumper victory in the Karnataka assembly elections. Along with this, 8 ministers including Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s son were also sworn in by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot.