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24 Ministers To Take Oath On Saturday In Siddaramaiah’s Karnataka Cupboard: Sources

New Delhi:

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s authorities could have one other 24 ministers who will take oath on Saturday, sources have mentioned. The names have been finalised within the assembly between Mr Siddaramaiah, his deputy DK Shivakumar and Central leaders of the social gathering in Delhi, sources have mentioned. The Chief Minister will meet Rahul Gandhi on Friday for a sign-off.

On Might 20, Siddaramaiah and state Congress President DK Shivakumar took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister.

Eight MLAs — together with Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge’s son Priyank Kharge — additionally took oath together with them for ministerial posts.

There, nevertheless, has been no allocation of portfolios until now — a scenario that has drawn jeers from the BJP.  The Congress has countered it with a reference to the weeks throughout the pandemic when then Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was the one minister within the cupboard.

The drawing up of minister’s checklist or allocation of portfolios might be a tough job for the Congress given the necessity to stability and characterize varied communities.

Probably the most politically essential group within the state, the Lingayats, had staked declare to the Chief Minister’s publish, citing their massive contribution to the Congress victory.

In absence of a Lingayat Chief Minister, there’s hypothesis {that a} chunk of ministerial berths will go to MLAs from the group.
With basic elections due subsequent 12 months, the Congress can be beneath strain to point out fast outcomes and ship on the guarantees it made earlier than the elections.

Karnataka sends 28 MPs to the Lok Sabha, which makes it a serious battleground state.  

New minister Priyank Kharge right this moment made it clear that the brand new Congress authorities intends to evaluate insurance policies of the earlier BJP authorities and “set it proper” – elevating hypothesis that choices on the Muslim quota, hijab ban and the anti-conversion legislation are due for a rollback.

“Any invoice, government order, or authorities order or every other payments which are regressive to the financial insurance policies of Karnataka, that doesn’t create employment, that creates disharmony within the state might be reviewed or rejected, if essential,” he advised NDTV in an unique interview.

The Congress gained an enormous victory in Karnataka earlier this month, successful 135 of the state’s 224 seats. The BJP, which was ruling the state, gained 66 and HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal Secular 19 seats.
The Congress had additionally upped its vote share from 38.1 per cent in 2018 to 42.9 per cent. The distinction got here from JD(S) votes, which slid from 18.3 to 13.3 per cent.  The BJP maintained its 36 per cent vote share from 2018.

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