The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah expanded his cabinet with the induction of 28 ministers today. The ministers were sworn-in by Governor H R Bhardwaj at Raj Bhavan.
R V Deshpande, Qamar-ul-Islam, Prakash B Hukkeri, Ramalinga Reddy, T B Jayachandra, B Ramanath Rai, H K Patil, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, V Srinivasa Prasad, H C Mahadevappa, K J George, H S Mahadeva Prasad, M H Ambarish, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Baburao Chinchanasur, U T Khadar, Satish Jarkiholi, M B Patil, H Anjaneya and Shivaraj S Thangadagi were cabinet ministers. The ministers of state are – Abhaychandra Jain, Dinesh Gundurao, Krishna Byregowda, Sharana Prakash Patil, Santosh Lad, Kimmane Ratnakar, Umashree and P T Parameshwar Naik.
The Congress government returned to power after seven years in the state ousting the safforn party by a huge margin in the recent assembly elections.