Karnataka CM Bommai Announces Portfolios for New Cabinet, Keeps Finance

Basavaraj Bommai's new Cabinet ministers had taken oath on 4 August.

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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:

  1. Basavaraj Bommai: DPAR, finance, intelligence from home, cabinet affairs, Bengaluru development and all and allocated portfolios.

  2. Govinda Makthappa Karajol: Major and medium irrigation

  3. KS Eshwarappa: Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department

  4. R Ashoka: Revenue (excluding Muzarai)

  5. B Sreeramulu: Transport, ST Welfare

  6. V Somanna: Housing, Infrastructure Development

  7. Umesh Vishwanah Katti: Forest, Food, Civil Supplies and COnsumer Affairs

  8. Angara S: Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport

  9. JC Madhu Swamy: Minor Irrigation, Law, Parliamentary Affairs

  10. Aaraga Jnanendra: Home Department (excluding Intelligence)

  11. Dr Ashwath Narayan: Higher Education, IT & BT, Science and Technology, Skill Development

  12. Chandrakantagouda Channappagouda Patil: Public Works Department

  13. Anand Singh: Ecology and Environment, Tourism

  14. Kota Shrinivas Poojari: Social Welfare, Backward Classes Welfare

  15. Prabhu Chauhan: Animal Husbandry

  16. Murugesh Rudrappa Nirani: Large & Medium Industries

  17. Arabail Hebbar Shivaram: Labour

  18. ST Somashekar: Co-operation

  19. BC Patil: Agriculture

  20. BA Basavaraja: Urban Development

  21. Dr K Sudhakar: Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education

  22. K Gopalaiah: Excise from Finance Department

  23. Jolle Shashikala Annasaheb: Muzarai, Haj & Wakf

  24. N Nagaraju: Municipal Administration, Small Scale Industries, Public Sector Industries

  25. Narayanagowda: Sericulture, Youth Empowerment and Sports

  26. BC Nagesh: Primary and Secondary Education and Sakala

  27. V Sunil Kumar: Energy, Kannada and Culture

  28. Achar Halappa Basappa: Mines and Geology from Commerce and Industries Department, Women and Child Development & Disabled & Senior Citizens Empowerment

  29. Shankar B Patil Munenakoppa: Handloom and Textile Department from C&I Department, Sugarcane Development and Directorate of Sugar

  30. Munirathna: Horticulture and Planning Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department

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