CM appoints dist in-charge ministers

CM appoints dist in-charge ministers

In photo: H D Kumaraswamy. DH photo.

After much delay, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday appointed district incharge ministers.

Deputy Chief Minister and Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara has been made incharge of Bengaluru Urban and Tumakuru districts, while Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar has been given the responsibility of Ramanagar and Ballari districts.

Higher Education Minister G T Deve Gowda, who emerged as a giant killer by defeating the then chief minister Siddaramaiah in Chamundeshwari constituency in the recently held Assembly polls, has been made incharge of Mysuru district. Minor Irrigation Minister C S Puttaraju is incharge of Mandya district.

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda is incharge of Bengaluru Rural and Kolar districts.

Kumaraswamy, who heads the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, had come under criticism from Opposition BJP for delaying appointment of district incharge ministers. Delay in the appointment had affected day-to-day administration.

Names of district incharge ministers are as follows: Home Minister G Parameshwara, Bengaluru Urban and Tumakuru district; Revenue Minister R V Deshpande, Uttara Kannada and Dharwad districts; Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar, Ramanagar and Ballari districts; Industries Minister K J George, Chikkamagaluru district; Minister for Municipal Administration Ramesh Jarkiholi, Belagavi district; Health Minister Shivanand Patil, Bagalkot district; Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge, Kalaburagi district; Minister for Mines and Muzrai Rajshekar Patil, Yadgir district; Labour Minister Venkataramanappa, Chitradurga district; Agriculture Minister H N Shivashankar Reddy, Chikkaballapur district; RDPR Minister Krishna Byre Gowda, Bengaluru Rural and Kolar districts; Housing Minister U T Khader, Dakshina Kannada district; Backward Classes Welfare Minister C Puttaranga Shetty, Chamarajnagar district; Food and Civil Supplies Minister B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan, Haveri district; Women and Child Development Minister Jayamala, Udupi district; Forest Minister R Shankar, Koppal district; Primary and Secondary Education Minister N Mahesh, Gadag district; Animal Husbandry Minister Venkatrao Nadagouda, Raichur district; Small Scale Industries Minister S R Srinivas, Davanagere district; Minor Irrigation Minister C S Puttaraju, Mandya district; Tourism Minister S R Mahesh, Kodagu district; Co-operation Minister Bandeppa Kashampur, Bidar district; Public Works Minister H D Revanna, Hassan district; Transport Minister D C Thammanna, Shivamogga district; Horticulture Minister M C Managolli, Vijayapura and Higher Education Minister G T Deve Gowda, Mysuru district.