The tussle for the Karnataka portfolio has been settled with Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah dealing with the Finance division and deputy CM and Siddaramaiah‘s important rival, DK Shivakumar in command of Bengaluru. The finance division shall be key in direction of fulfilling the Congress’s promised 5 ensures. Town of Bengaluru is the state’s important metropolis and employment generator.
The announcement of the portfolios for the 34 ministers got here after a lot deliberation, particularly as a result of discontent of Ramalinga Reddy, the senior Bengaluru, congress chief over being assigned solely to move and never the central metropolis portfolio. On Sunday, Sivakumar reportedly visited Reddy and satisfied him to simply accept the transport division together with the Muzrai division. Reddy was reportedly averse in direction of the transport portfolio as he had already been transport minister for 4 years.
The finance portfolio was but once more claimed by Siddaramaiah, who holds the document of presenting 9 state budgets as finance minister. Important for managing the funds of the state, particularly in mild of the rising debt and likewise in assembly the pre-election guarantees made by Congress. They embody Rs.2000 allowance for ladies, unemployment allowance and free energy.
Aside from the finance division, Siddaramaiah additionally holds cupboard affairs, State infrastructure improvement and the Division of Personnel and administrative reforms which is answerable for authorities postings, data, expertise, biotechnology, intelligence and knowledge.
Shivakumar, the deputy CM has occupied except for Bengaluru metropolis improvement, masking town’s civic businesses just like the BBMP (metropolis council), BMRDA (city planning) BDA (residential space improvement), BMRCL (town Metro rail Company) and BWSSB (water provide); the plum portfolio of irrigation.
The Bengaluru portfolio is taken into account essential due to crores of contracts being at stake. Contracts price 1000’s of crores of rupees are cooperative within the metropolis for infrastructural improvement. The best quantity of tax revenues within the state can be generated by Bengaluru on account of IT providers and different providers industries within the metropolis and it thereby varieties the spine of the state financial system. The irrigation or water sources division additionally entails contracts price a number of crores.
One other essential ministry, industries, went to MB Patil, who was in search of the irrigation portfolio. G Parameshwara, ex-Karnataka PCC chief and scheduled caste chief occupied the House Ministry. Congress veteran and Siddaramaiah affiliate KJ George has occupied the vitality portfolio which was aspired for by Shivakumar. The vitality division is essential for implementing the promised 200 models of free energy to households.
Congress veteran HK Patil would be the new minister of Legislation. Lakshmi Hebbalkar, who’s the one girl minister, has been assigned to the Ladies and Little one Improvement ministry along with the Division for Disabled and senior residents improvement.
The Well being and household welfare Ministry went to 2nd time Minister, Dinesh Gundu Rao. This division has gained elevated significance because the Covid 19 pandemic. Priyank Kharge, son of AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge has been assigned the agricultural improvement and Panchayati Raj which can be an vital portfolio.
The publish of the brand new faculty schooling minister went to Madhu Bangarappa, son of former chief minister of Karnataka, S Bangarappa whereas three-time MLA, Dr MC Sudhakar shall be in command of the upper schooling division.