Karnataka Cabinet Expansion News: A total of 29 ministers took oath into Basavaraj Bommai-led Karnataka government cabinet today. There is no Deputy Chief Minister this time. The new Ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru. Prior to the oath-taking ceremony, Bommai had addressed the press conference from Vidhana Soudha along with the state in-charge Arun Singh and maintained that his cabinet would be a mixture of experience and enthusiasm. He explained that 8 Linagayats, 7 Vokkaligas, 7 OBCs, 3 Dalits, 1 Scheduled Caste, 1 Reddy will be in the cabinet and one berth is given to women. The list containing the names of new Ministers will be officially released by the Raj Bhavan as per the formality. Updates to this LIVE blog have been closed. Check the full list of ministers who joined Karnataka cabinet 2021.Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown Update: CM Bommai Directs THESE Districts Bordering Kerala to Intensify COVID Surveillance Measures. Full List Here
Karnataka Cabinet Expansion Highlights:
3:27 PM: Shashikala Jolle Takes Oath as Minister
Shashikala Jolle, the lone woman minister in Karnataka Cabinet takes oath.
3:21 PM: New Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka Who Took Oath Today
- Govinda Karajol
- KS Eshwarappa
- R Ashok
- Dr Ashwath Narayana
- B Sriramulu
- K Gopalaiyya
- Byrathi Basavaraj
- BC Patil
- K Sudhakar
- KC Narayana Gowda
- MTB Nagaraja
- V Sunil Kumar
- Halappa Achar
- Shankar Patil Munanakoppa
- BC Nagesh
3:00 PM: New Cabinet Ministers of Karnataka Who Took Oath Today
- CC Patil, Lingayat
- Shashikala Jolle — lone woman minister
- Anand Singh
- Umesh Katti — Eight-time MLA, North Karnataka
- S Angara — Sullia in coastal Karnataka
- V Somanna
- JC Madhuswamy
- Araga Jnanendra
- Kota Srinivas PoojarI
- Prabhu Chauhan
- Murugesh Nirani
- Shivaram Hebbar
- ST Somashekar
2:48 PM: Districts that have no ministers are Mysore, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Bellary, Hassan, Ramanagara, Davangere, Yadgir, Raichur, Vijayapura, Chamarajanagar, Kolar, Chikmagalur, reported India Today.
2:40 PM: All 28 ministers of the Bommai-led Karnataka government take oath at Raj Bhawan in Bengaluru.
2:35 PM: 29 ministers of Bommai’s team have begun taking oath. Govind Karjol is the first one to be sworn-in.
2:00 PM: Bommai took oath as the chief minister on July 28 after the resignation of his predecessor B S Yediyurappa on July 26. This Karnataka government will hold its first Cabinet expansion since the appointment of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai shortly.
1:30 PM: CM Bommai said that the cabinet has been formed as per the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, party President J.P. Nadda and also with the blessings of former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa.
1:15 PM: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai announced that 29 cabinet ministers will take oath in Raj Bhavan today afternoon.
1:10 PM: Whenever there’s cabinet expansion, every MLA wants to be included in the cabinet. Party high command is capable of taking right decision & I believe high command will have balanced cabinet & will move forward taking everyone together: Karnataka Minister CC Patil