Karnataka CM Bommai Announces Portfolios for New Cabinet, Keeps Finance
Basavaraj Bommai's new Cabinet ministers had taken oath on 4 August.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, 7 August, announced the portfolios for the ministers of his Cabinet, who took oath on Wednesday.
While Bommai kept Finance, Cabinet Affairs, Bengaluru Development and all unallocated portfolios, KS Eshwarappa has been allocated Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Development portfolios.
R Ashoka has been allocated the Revenue Ministry (except Muzarai) and B Sriramulu has been allocated the Transport and ST Welfare ministries.
The Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure Development has been allotted to V Somanna, a Lingayat leader.
Bommai took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka on 28 July following BS Yediyurappa's resignation. There are eight Lingayat leaders in his Cabinet.
The Ministry of Ecology, Environment and Tourism has been allocated to Anand Singh. However, reacting to the allotment, Singh said, "I didn't ask for this portfolio. Whatever request I made at the party forum has not been considered. I am planning to meet the CM. I will request him to reconsider my request", news agency ANI reported.
Here's the full list of portfolios allocated:
Basavaraj Bommai: DPAR, finance, intelligence from home, cabinet affairs, Bengaluru development and all and allocated portfolios.
Govinda Makthappa Karajol: Major and medium irrigation
KS Eshwarappa: Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department
R Ashoka: Revenue (excluding Muzarai)
B Sreeramulu: Transport, ST Welfare
V Somanna: Housing, Infrastructure Development
Umesh Vishwanah Katti: Forest, Food, Civil Supplies and COnsumer Affairs
Angara S: Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport
JC Madhu Swamy: Minor Irrigation, Law, Parliamentary Affairs
Aaraga Jnanendra: Home Department (excluding Intelligence)
Dr Ashwath Narayan: Higher Education, IT & BT, Science and Technology, Skill Development
Chandrakantagouda Channappagouda Patil: Public Works Department
Anand Singh: Ecology and Environment, Tourism
Kota Shrinivas Poojari: Social Welfare, Backward Classes Welfare
Prabhu Chauhan: Animal Husbandry
Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani: Large & Medium Industries
Arabail Hebbar Shivaram: Labour
ST Somashekar: Co-operation
BC Patil: Agriculture
BA Basavaraja: Urban Development
Dr K Sudhakar: Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education
K Gopalaiah: Excise from Finance Department
Jolle Shashikala Annasaheb: Muzarai, Haj & Wakf
N Nagaraju: Municipal Administration, Small Scale Industries, Public Sector Industries
Narayanagowda: Sericulture, Youth Empowerment and Sports
BC Nagesh: Primary and Secondary Education and Sakala
V Sunil Kumar: Energy, Kannada and Culture
Achar Halappa Basappa: Mines and Geology from Commerce and Industries Department, Women and Child Development & Disabled & Senior Citizens Empowerment
Shankar B Patil Munenakoppa: Handloom and Textile Department from C&I Department, Sugarcane Development and Directorate of Sugar
Munirathna: Horticulture and Planning Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department
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