The CM has held the ministries of finance, cabinet affairs, personnel and administrative reforms, intelligence, information, and other unassigned portfolios.
Senior Congress leader G Parameshwara was given the Home ministry while Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank Kharge was given the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj ministry.
HK Patil has been assigned Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Dinesh Gundu Rao has been assigned Health and Family Welfare, and Krishna Bayre Gowda has been assigned Income (Excluding Muzrai).
The caste breakdown of the final list of ministers includes eight Lingayats, seven from Scheduled Caste Communities, five Vokkaligas, two Muslims, three from Scheduled Tribe Communities, six from other backward class groups, one Maratha, one Brahmin, one Christian. and a Jain. .
The new cabinet was expanded to its limit of 34 after the swearing in of 24 ministers at Raj Bhavan on Saturday. This number includes the CM and his deputy, who were sworn in last week along with 8 other legislators.
The selection of ministers was made after several rounds of high-level consultations with the party’s high command in Delhi. Both Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar held meetings with Kharge in Delhi, as well as State Commissioner Randeep Surjewala and Party General Secretary KC Venugopal.
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