Parameshwara gets Home portfolio in Karnataka cabinet

Bengaluru :A day after the expansion of his ministry, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah today allocated the key Home Portfolio to newly inducted minister and KPCC President G Parameshwara.

Parameshwara takes over the Home department from K J George, who has now been given all subjects relating to Bengaluru development, including the city civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike.

Another inductee in the cabinet rank Manohar Tahsildar has been entrusted with the Excise department.

Ministers of State A Manju and Vinay Kulkarni have been given Animal Husbandry and Sericulture and Mines and Geology, respectively, according to a Raj Bhavan communique.

Siddaramaiah had expanded his nearly two-and-half-year-old ministry yesterday inducting four members, making it full-fledged with a total strength of 38.

Parameshwara, a Dalit, became a minister but without getting the Deputy Chief Minister’s post he was aspiring for, after being coaxed by the Congress top leadership to be part of the cabinet.