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Karnataka cabinet expansion: 17 ministers to take oath today

File photo of BS Yediyurappa. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Aug 20, 2019, 08.22 AM (IST)

After forming the government on July 26 following the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition, 17 ministers will take an oath of office on Tuesday in the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's cabinet.

The Chief Minister, who drew Opposition's criticism for the delay in cabinet expansion, proposed names of 17 MLAs including K S Eshwarappa, Jagdish Shettar, C T Ravi and Basavaraj Bommai to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday.

MLAs including Govind Makthappa Karajol, Dr Ashwath Narayan C N, Laxman Sangappa Savadi, R Ashoka, B Sreeramulu, S Suresh Kumar, V Somanna, Kota Shrinivas Poojari, J C Madhu Swamy, Chandrakantagouda Channappagouda Patil, H Ganesh, Prabhu Chauhan and Jolle Shashikala Annasaheb will take oath today at Raj Bhavan here between 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

On Monday, Yediyurappa said, "Within 2-3 hours, I am going to get the final list from Amit Bhai (BJP President Amit Shah). So, cabinet expansion will be done tomorrow." 

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The Chief Minister, who drew Opposition's criticism for the delay in cabinet expansion, proposed names of 17 MLAs including K S Eshwarappa, Jagdish Shettar, C T Ravi and Basavaraj Bommai to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Monday.