On Saturday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will form his government.
The swearing-in ceremony will happen in the Raj Bhavan Glass House at 10:30am, where he will most likely induct 22 ministers in the first instalment and keep the remaining posts for a later date.
Although initial reports suggested that the ceremony would be held on Friday, it has been postponed as Mr. Siddaramaiah’s consultations with the party high command did not conclude as expected by Thursday evening.
Mr. Siddaramaiah, who announced in Delhi that the oath-taking ceremony would be held on Saturday, is likely to return to Bangalore by Friday morning after a final round of discussions with AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
While care had been taken to ensure appropriate representation to senior leaders, the sources said that the Chief Minister had also ensured fair representation to districts.
The probable Ministers are H.K. Patil, R.V. Deshpande, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, T.B. Jayachandra, M.H. Ambareesh, Veeranna Mathikatti, B. Ramanath Rai, Ramalinga Reddy, K.R. Ramesh Kumar, R. Roshan Baig, K.J. George, Kagodu Thimmappa, A.B. Maalakaraddy, Basavaraj Rayaraddi, C. Motamma, V. Srinivas Prasad, H.C. Mahadevappa, H.S. Mahadev Prasad, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Prakash Hukkeri, Umashree and Qamar-ul-Islam.
Source: The Hindu