Karnataka Cabinet Expansion: HD Kumaraswamy Inducts 25 ministers

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HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday expanded his cabinet with the induction of 25 new ministers in the Karnataka Government.

Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fourteen ministers of Congress, nine of JD(S) and one each of the BSP and the KPJP at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan.

DK Shivakumar, GT Deve Gowda, KJ George and HD Revanna elder brother of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy were among those who took oath as cabinet ministers.

Under the power sharing agreement, Congress will have 22 ministers and the JD(S) 12.

With today’s expansion, the strength of the cabinet has gone up to 27, leaving seven more vacancies to be filled.