Karnataka Cabinet reshuffle: CM Siddaramaiah allocates portfolios, retains finance

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has defended a departments of Finance and Information as he allocated portfolios on Tuesday following a vital method reshuffle that has set off displeasure within a statute party.

Siddaramaiah is also holding Cabinet Affairs, Department of Personnel and Housing, among others.

Among a new Ministers inducted with cupboard rank, former Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa has been given Revenue, Tanveer Sait Education and Minority Welfare, SS Mallikarjun Horticulture and Agri Marketing, Ramesh Kumar Health and Family Welfare, Ramesh Jarkiholi Small Scale Industries and Seetharam Planning, Statistics and Science Technology.

Santosh Lad has been allotted Labour, while Higher Education has been given to Basavaraj Raya Reddy and Excise to H Y Meti.

Siddaramaiah. AFP.Siddaramaiah. AFP.

Siddaramaiah. AFP.

Among a Ministers of State, Priyank Kharge has been given IT, BT and Tourism, while Rudrappa Lamani gets Textile and Muzrai and Eshwar Khandre Local Bodies and Youth Services.

Fisheries has been to allocated to Pramod Madhwaraj.

Governor Vajubhai Vala released a presentation on a allocation of portfolios to Ministers as per a recommendation of a arch minister.

Portfolios hold by some ministers were also altered or additional departments given.

RV Deshpande along with vast and middle scale industries has been given Infrastructure growth and TB Jayachandra along with Law and Parliamentary Affairs will have Minor Irrigation.

UT Khader has been shifted to Food and Civil Supplies from Health and Roshan Baig to City Corporations from Information.

Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and Medical Education Minister Sharanprakash Patil have been towering to cupboard rank.

In a vital revamp, a Chief Minister had forsaken 14 ministers and inducted 13 others on Sunday.

Resentment is brewing within Congress after a reshuffle, with several forsaken Ministers and those who were determined to join a cupboard plainly expressing their unhappiness opposite a celebration leadership.

Dropped from a Ministry, Ambareesh who served as Housing Minister has quiescent as MLA.