Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday expanded his cabinet, inducting seven more ministers. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers at a ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.
The new ministers are Umesh Katti (Hukkeri), S Angara (Sullia), Murugesh Nirani (Bilgi) and Arvind Limbavali (Mahadevapura), R Shankar, MTB Nagaraj and CP Yogeshwar.
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa, his cabinet colleagues, BJP leaders and office bearers, including general secretary in-charge of Karnataka Arun Singh, state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel, senior state government officials and others attended the ceremony.
This is the third expansion of the cabinet since Yediyurappa assumed charge in July 2019 after the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) government in the wake of revolt by 17 MLAs of the coalition partners. It’s a mix of the old guard and new entrants from Congress and JD(S) who made it into the cabinet.