On Wednesday, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai inducted 29 ministers into his cabinet , retaining most of the faces from his predecessor BS Yediyurappa’s ministry.
The keenly-awaited cabinet expansion comes a week after Bommai took charge as the chief minister of the state, following the resignation of Yediyurappa.
Bommai had earlier said he will not have any deputy chief ministers in his cabinet as per the directions of the high command. Yediyurappa’s younger son and state BJP vice president B Y Vijayendra was not included in the cabinet.
State governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot administered the oath of office to the new ministers at the Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
Bommai’s team is a mixture of senior and fresh faces.