Ramesh Kumar to be appointed as Speaker


Team Udayavani, May 23, 2018, 10:10 AM IST

Bengaluru: Congress sources have said that six-time MLA K.R. Ramesh Kumar will be appointed as the Legislative Assembly Speaker. He had also served as the Speaker during the H.D. Deve Gowda and the J.H. Patel governments in the State. Gowda has apparently agreed to the choice of Kumar for the Speaker’s post. Kumar had earlier served as the Health and Family Welfare Minister in the Siddaramaiah government.

For the Deputy Speaker post which will be taken by the JD(S), the names of K. Srinivas Gowda and A.T. Ramaswamy have been suggested. Gowda is the MLA from Kolar and Ramaswamy from Arkalgud constituency. The elections of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker will be held on Thursday.

All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa may be elected as the second Deputy Chief Minister, as a ploy to appease the Lingayat votebank. If not, he is also expected to be given a ministerial berth. But, the coalition has decided to have a blend of experience and youth in the Council of Ministers.

The Congress is expected to give ministerial berths to first-time MLAs Laxmi R. Hebbalkar, Roopa Shashidhar, Shivanand S. Patil, N.H. Shivashankara Reddy, Rajashekhar Patil Humnabad, B. Nagendra, Amaregouda P. Bayyapur, R. Narendra, Yashvantharaygouda Vittalagouda Patil and two Independents H. Nagesh from Mulbagal and R. Shankar from Ranebennur. Senior MLAs like D.K. Shivakumar, K.J. George, Roshan Baig, Ramalinga Reddy, H.K. Patil, S.R. Patil, V. Muiyappa and Satish Jarkiholi have also been promised ministership. President of KPCC Dinesh Gundu Rao is also expected to be given a position in the Council of Ministers.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

‘Super 30’: Karnataka to develop one engineering college in each district

China passes new land border law amid military standoff with India

Lakhimpur Kheri: Union minister’s son Ashish Mishra contracts dengue

Extramarital affair: Husband kills wife’s paramour by smashing head with stone

Stray dog problem is a vexing issue for residents of Karkala

Varavara Rao issued non-bailable warrant by Karnataka court in 2005 case

Modi govt has created records in ‘giving trouble’ to people: Priyanka Gandhi on fuel prices

Related Articles More

‘Super 30’: Karnataka to develop one engineering college in each district

Bengaluru: NCB busts drug syndicates, 5 held

Extramarital affair: Husband kills wife’s paramour by smashing head with stone

Stray dog problem is a vexing issue for residents of Karkala

Karnataka HC to hear plea challenging survey of Christian missionaries in state

MUST WATCH

Rescue work at Gudibande, Chikkaballapura

Dwarf Coconut Tree & Hybrid Coconut Varieties

Science and Technology Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan at Koteshwar

News Bulletin 23-10-2021

Elephant attack at Hunasuru


Latest Additions

Internal Facebook documents show struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in India: Report

FPIs remain net sellers in Oct, pull out Rs 3,825 cr

Govt gave nod to 157 new medical colleges in India since 2014: Health ministry

Govt may raise over Rs 10,000 cr via Bharat Bond ETF by Dec

Punjab must come back to ‘real issues’ that concern every Punjabi: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.