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Karnataka ministry expanded, 10 ministers sworn in
June 05, 2004 14:04 IST
After prolonged negotiations over portfolio sharing, the eight-day old Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition ministry in Karnataka was expanded on Saturday with the induction of 10 ministers -- five from each party.
The new ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor T N Chaturvedi in the Vidhan Soudha premises.
M Mallikarjun Kharge, Prakash Hukkeri, K Srinivasa Gowda, S R More and Tanvir Sait from the Congress and M P Prakash, P G R Sindhia, H D Revanna, D Manjunath and Mirajuddin Patel of the JD (S) were inducted into the ministry.
Sait was sworn-in as a minister of state, while the rest were given Cabinet rank.
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