Bengaluru, Jun 5: 12 Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs and 22 Congress legislators will take oath as Karnataka cabinet ministers on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony of all ministers will take place at 2:12 pm in Raj Bhavan. Portfolios for the cabinet ministers in the Karnataka coalition government would be allocated after their swearing-in, Congress spokesman KE Radhakrishna told IANS. Also Read - Breaking News: Fire Breaks Out in Delhi's Uttam Nagar, 15 Fire Tenders Rushed to Spot
As per the agreement between the alliance partners, the Congress will have besides Home, Irrigation, Bengaluru City Development, Industries, Health, Revenue, Urban Development, Rural Development, Agriculture, Medical Education, Housing, Labour, Women & Child Welfare, Forest & Environment, Mines & Geology, Social Welfare, Food & Civil Supplies, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, IT, BT and Science & Technology, Kannada Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs, Haj & Wakf and Minority Affairs, and Ports & Inland Transport Development departments. Also Read - 8 Dead in Dynamite Blast At Quarry in Karnataka's Shivamogga, CM Yediyurappa Orders High-level Probe
Besides Finance, the JD-S will have Excise, Information, Intelligence, General Administration, Planning & Statistics, Public Works Department (PWD), Power, Cooperation, Tourism, General Education, Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Horticulture & Sericulture, Small-Scale Industries, Transport and Minor Irrigation. Also Read - Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat Dies at 48
JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy and Congress state unit president G Parameshwara were sworn-in on May 23 as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister. Congress and JD(S) recently reached an agreement that the post of chief minister will not be shared between them and H D Kumaraswamy will complete five years.
The JD(S)-Congress coalition government won the floor test as 116 members voiced their favour for the confidence motion with none against as all the 104 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators walked out before the trust vote.