Ever since the coalition government of the Congress-JD(S) was formed in Karnataka, there has been outspoken dissidence within the party leaders. In the latest turn of events, about eight ministers were newly inducted into the Cabinet a few days ago without being allotted any ministries.
As per reports, after consulting Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka in-charge K C Venugopal announced the ministries that have been allotted to the ministers. In the last two days, there had reportedly been heated arguments between DyCM Dr Parameshwara and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, as the former denied any intentions of giving up Bengaluru Development and Home portfolios.
Here’s the entire list of ministers and their portfolios as shared by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundurao.
M B Patil, known to be a close-aide of Siddaramaiah has now been given charge of the Home Department. Congress strongman D K Shivakumar who had been adamant on holding onto the Medical Education portfolio has now lost it to E Tukaram.
In Belagavi, Ramesh Jarkiholi has been upset with the party for stripping him off the Cabinet. On the other hand, his brother Satish Jarkiholi has been given the Forest, Ecology and Environment departments. There are also reports of Jarkiholi meeting Amit Shah in Delhi.
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