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|October 18, 1999||
Krishna blesses devotees
Former leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka assembly and chief ministerial aspirant Mallikarjun Kharge was on Monday allocated the coveted home ministry by Chief Minister S M Krishna.
Krishna, while allocating portfolios to the 42-member council of ministers sworn in on Sunday, retained for himself finance and a few other departments.
H K Patil, leader of the party in the legislative council, is the new major and medium irrigation minister, Raj Bhavan officials said.
A new entrant to the Congress, R V Deshpande has been allocated large and medium industries, the same portfolio he held in the previous Janata Dal government.
M Y Ghorpade has been allocated rural development and panchayati raj, the portfolio he held in the M Veerappa Moily government.
Former home minister Dharam Singh, who quit the Congress state unit leadership to make way for Krishna, will be in charge of the public works department, while former speaker D B Chandre Gowda has been made minister for law and parliamentary affairs.
Party spokesman B K Chandrasekhar, a minister of state with independent charge, will be the new information minister while H C Srikantaiah will look after revenue.
THE COMPLETE LIST:
S M Krishna: Cabinet affairs, department of personnel and administration, finance, Bangalore Development Authority, Bangalore City Corporation, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority and information technology.
Mallikarjun Kharge: Home
Dharam Singh: Public works department
H K Patil: Major and medium irrigation
M Y Ghorpade: Rural development and panchayat raj
R V Deshpande: Large and medium industries
Kagodu Thimmappa: Social welfare
D B Chandre Gowda: Law and parliamentary affairs
K H Ranganath: Forests
H C Srikantaiah: Revenue
C R Sageer Ahmed: Transport
D K Shivakumar: Cooperation
H Vishwanath: Primary education
Roshan Baig: Tourism and haj
B Ramanath Rai: Fisheries and port
Motamma: Women and child welfare
V Muniappa: Mines and geology
M Mahadev: Sericulture and textiles
A B Malka Reddy: health and family welfare
T B Jayachandra: Agriculture
B B Chimmankatti: Urban development
Qamarul Islam: Housing
A Krishnappa: Animal husbandry and sugar
S R Kashappanavar: Small scale industries
Abdulhakim Hindasgari: Labour and wakfs.
Ministers of State (independent charge)
D B Inamdar: Food and civil supplies
S Kumar Bangarappa: Minor irrigation
Professor B K Chandrasekhar: Information and publicity
Ramappa Balappa Thimmapur: Agricultural marketing
Dr G Parameshwara: Higher education and science and technology
B B Chinchansoor: Small savings and muzrai
S S Mallikarjuna: Youth services and sports
M Shivanna: Kannada and culture
Suma Vasanth: Planning.
Ministers of State
Allum Veerabhadrappa: Horticulture (attached agriculture minister)
T John: Infrastructure development and civil aviation (attached to large and medium industries minister)
M Diwakar Babu: Rural development and panchayat raj (attached to rural development and panchayat raj minister)
Nafeez Fazal: Medical education (attached to health minister)
M Malikarjun Nagappa: Urban development (attached to urban development minister)
Mundanda M Nanaiah: Excise (attached to chief minister)
Rani Satish: Parliamentary affairs
Veerakumar Appaso Patil: Energy minister (attached to chief minister).
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