Karnataka Cabinet Expansion Highlights: 17 MLAs Sworn-In As Ministers In BS Yediyurappa's Cabinet In Karnataka

The 76-year-old BJP veteran had run a "one-man cabinet" for over 20 days, during which the state has battled a massive flood crisis.

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Karnataka Cabinet Expansion Highlights: 17 MLAs Sworn-In As Ministers In BS Yediyurappa's Cabinet In Karnataka

Yediyurappa's oath-taking ceremony had followed major political upheavals in the state last month.

New Delhi: 

Karnataka finally has a cabinet with 17 ministers taking oath today, three weeks after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was sworn in following the collapse of the previous Congress-Janata Dal coalition government. The Chief Minister, criticised by the Congress and JDS for the delay in the appointment of ministers, proposed the names of 17 MLAs including KS Eshwarappa, Jagdish Shettar, CT Ravi and Basavaraj Bommai to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday. The 76-year-old BJP veteran had run a "one-man cabinet" for over 20 days, during which the state has battled a massive flood crisis. Over 80 people have died in floods following days of heavy rainfall across the state. Criticising the ruling BJP for its one-man government, the Congress alleged that the administration resembled President's rule.

Here are the highlights of the Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa's Cabinet Expansion:


Aug 20, 2019
15:22 (IST)
Karnataka finally has a cabinet with 17 ministers taking oath today, three weeks after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was sworn in following the collapse of the previous Congress-Janata Dal coalition government. The Chief Minister, criticised by the Congress and JDS for the delay in the appointment of ministers, proposed the names of 17 MLAs including KS Eshwarappa, Jagdish Shettar, CT Ravi and Basavaraj Bommai to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday.
Aug 20, 2019
08:37 (IST)

Karnataka will finally have a cabinet with 17 ministers taking oath today, three weeks after Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was sworn in following the collapse of the previous Congress-Janata Dal coalition government. The Chief Minister, criticised by the Congress and JDS for the delay in the appointment of ministers, proposed the names of 17 MLAs including KS Eshwarappa, Jagdish Shettar, CT Ravi and Basavaraj Bommai to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday.



Aug 20, 2019
08:35 (IST)
BS Yediyurappa had earlier visited Delhi to get a list of cabinet members approved. But BJP chief Amit Shah told him to focus on flood relief instead at a time when Karnataka was losing so many lives to the raging monsoon. The opposition Congress and Janata Dal Secular, however, kept targeting BS Yediyurappa over the delay in forming the state cabinet. They even claimed that the lack of ministerial support was hurting flood relief efforts in the state.
Aug 20, 2019
08:35 (IST)
The BJP central leadership is likely to have a complete say on the list of ministers, which may have a mix of the young and old guard, PTI quoted a party functionary as saying. This is also expected to minimise chances of dissent among MLAs.

Aug 20, 2019
08:35 (IST)
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the cabinet expansion is expected to take place between 10:30-11:30 am today. The oath of office will be administered by Governor Vajubhai Vala.

Aug 20, 2019
08:35 (IST)
After single-handedly running Karnataka for over 23 days following his swearing-in ceremony on July 26, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will finally get to expand his cabinet today. "Within 2-3 hours, I'm going to get the final list from BJP president Amit Shah," news agency ANI quoted him as saying on Monday.
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