Over 24 Congress MLAs will be sworn-in as Cabinet ministers in the newly elected Karnataka government on Saturday, 27 May.
Details: The oath-taking ceremony is expected to be held at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru, according to a report by The Indian Express.
The choice of ministers comes after extensive deliberations on Friday, 26 May, the report said.
Key figures: According to a list by the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the following MLAs are expected to be sworn-in as ministers:
Dr HC Mahadevappa
Kyathasandra N Rajanna
Dinesh Gundu Rao
Timmapur Ramappa Balappa
Tangadagi Shivaraj Sangappa
Dr Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil
Laxmi R Hebbalkar
Dr MC Sudhakar
In representation: While five of the MLAs who are expected to be inducted into the Cabinet are from the SC-ST category, six of the newly appointed ministers hail from the Lingayat community and four others are Vokkaligas. Only one woman MLA has been given a ministerial berth.
Meanwhile, C Puttarangashetty has been nominated as the deputy speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.
Earlier this week, five-time Congress MLA and former Health Minister UT Khader was unanimously elected as speaker by members of the House.
So far, the Cabinet of the newly elected Karnataka government already features G Parameshwara, KJ George, K H Muniyapa, Satish Jarkiholi, Zameer Ahmed, Ramalinga Reddy, Priyank Kharge, and MB Patil as ministers.
The eight ministers were sworn-in along with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru's Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday, 20 May.
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