Yediyurappa inducts 17 Ministers in first Cabinet expansion


BENGALURU, Aug 20: More than three weeks after he

was sworn in as the Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday

expanded his ministry by inducting 17 ministers into his


This is the first Cabinet expansion after he assumed

office on July 26 and proved his government’s majority on the

floor of the Assembly on July 29.

The new Ministers were administered the oath of office

and secrecy by Governor Vajubhai Vala at the Raj Bhavan here.

They include former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, two

former deputy Chief Ministers — K S Eshwarappa and R Ashoka,

independent MLA H Nagesh and Laxman Sangappa Savadi, who is

not a member of the Assembly or Council, and MLC Kota Srinivas


Others sworn in were: Govind M Karajol, Ashwath Narayan C

N, B Sreeramulu, S Suresh Kumar, V Somanna, C T Ravi,

Basavaraj Bommai, J C Madhu Swamy, C C Patil, Prabhu Chauhan

and Shashikala Jolle Annasaheb, who is the only woman Cabinet


Karnataka can have a maximum of 34 Ministers, including

the Chief Minister. (PTI)


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