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Siddaramaiah retains three key portfolios

May 19, 2013 21:07 IST

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has retained key portfolios of finance, industries and energy, while K J George would be the new home minister.

R V Deshpande has been given portfolios of higher education and tourism, according to an official notification.

T B Jayachandra would be the law and parliamentary affairs minister. He would also look after animal husbandry department.

H K Patil has been given rural development and panchayati raj department, while Ramalinga Reddy has got transport.

Former Union Ministers V Srinivasa Prasad and M H Ambareesh would be the new revenue and housing ministers respectively.

28 Ministers -- 20 of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state -- were sworn in Saturday in the cabinet expansion effected by the chief minister. 

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