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Cabinet expansion: Congress planning to drop two Ministers
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Cabinet expansion: Congress planning to drop two Ministers

Bengaluru: Even as the demand by disgruntled Congress legislators for Cabinet expansion is growing by the day, the Congress, which is in a jubilant mood following victory in three key States of Hindi Heartland, is said to be planning to drop two of its quota  of Ministers and also suspend two other party legislators for…

Cabinet expansion after Belagavi Session: Ex-CM Siddharamaiah
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Cabinet expansion after Belagavi Session: Ex-CM Siddharamaiah

Bengaluru: The much awaited Cabinet expansion in Karnataka will take place on Dec. 22, just after the Belagavi Winter Session of the two-week State Legislature ends, former Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, who is also the Chairman of the Co-ordination Committee of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, said yesterday. The coalition set up is expecting that the announcement…

Cabinet expansion likely on Oct.3
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Cabinet expansion likely on Oct.3

Bengaluru:  Even as rumblings continue among the coalition partners, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) is likely to expand his Cabinet on Oct.3. As advised by AICC President Rahul Gandhi, the CM is likely to induct six Ministers from the Congress. The CM is said to have cancelled his scheduled Chikkaballapur district tour on Oct.3 in…

Rebels likely to make it in June 17 Cabinet expansion
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Rebels likely to make it in June 17 Cabinet expansion

Bengaluru:  If all goes as per plans, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will expand his Ministry on Sunday, June 17. At least three to four Congress leaders are expected to be inducted. On June 6, he had inducted 25 Ministers (15 from the Congress and 10 from JD(S)). As per the power-sharing formula, the Congress had…

Portfolio allocation sealed, Governor’s assent awaited: CM
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Portfolio allocation sealed, Governor’s assent awaited: CM

Bengaluru: Finally, after about 48 hours of swearing-in of 25 Ministers and hectic lobbying among the Congress and JD(S) Ministers for preferred portfolios, the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka has been finalised and Governor’s approval is awaited. CM H.D. Kumaraswamy told reporters yesterday that he had sent the allocation of portfolios of his Cabinet to…

Six MLAs from Mysuru region make it to HDK Cabinet
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Six MLAs from Mysuru region make it to HDK Cabinet

Bengaluru: The 15-day-old H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) Cabinet in Karnataka was expanded yesterday with the induction of 25 ministers — 14 from Congress, 9 from Janata Dal (Secular) and one each from Bahujan Samaj Party and KPJP. Six MLAs from Mysuru region — G.T. Devegowda, S.R. Mahesh, C.S. Puttaraju, D.C. Thammanna, C. Puttarangashetty and N. Mahesh…

Mysuru Ministers share their views
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Mysuru Ministers share their views

G.T. Devegowda: Sixty-eight-year-old G.T. Devegowda, who grabbed the attention of the State by defeating former CM Siddharamaiah from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru, has landed in the Kumaraswamy Ministry. The Vokkaliga leader emerged as a giant killer. Fondly called GTD in political circles, his is a second stint in the Ministry as he was the Cooperation Minister…

25 Ministers Sworn-in: 15 from Congress, 10 from JD(S)
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25 Ministers Sworn-in: 15 from Congress, 10 from JD(S)

JD(S) Ministers: H.D. Revanna, G.T. Devegowda, Bandeppa Kashampur, C.S. Puttaraju, D.C. Thammanna, Venkatrao Nadagowda, S.R. Srinivas, M.C. Managuli and Sa.Ra. Mahesh. N. Mahesh of the BSP, the alliance partner of JD(S) was also inducted into the Ministry. Congress Ministers: D.K. Shivakumar, R.V. Deshpande, K.J. George, Krishna Bhyregowda, Rajashekar Basavaraj Patil, Shivananda Patil, Priyank Kharge, U.T….

Cabinet expansion tomorrow
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Cabinet expansion tomorrow

Bengaluru: With just a day left for Cabinet formation, the JD(S) leadership, anticipating trouble within the party over Cabinet berths, is understood to have decided to keep three Ministerial berths vacant. The JD(S), which can accommodate only 11 of its MLAs in the Cabinet, is feeling the heat as the list of aspirants lobbying for…

Cabinet expansion on June 6
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Cabinet expansion on June 6

Bengaluru: After days of hectic parleys, coalition partners JD(S) and Congress finally reached a consensus yesterday on expanding the Cabinet and also announced that the two parties will fight the 2019 elections together as a pre-poll alliance. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will expand his Council of Ministers on June 6. The Congress conceded and agreed…

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