Dharam Singh ministry

Dharam Singh ministry was the Council of Ministers in Karnataka, a state in South India headed by Dharam Singh that was formed after the 2004 Karnataka elections.

Dharam Singh ministry
24th Ministry of the State of Karnataka
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Date formed28 May 2004
Date dissolved28 January 2006
People and organisations
Head of stateT. N. Chaturvedi
(21 August 2002 – 20 August 2007)
Head of governmentDharam Singh
Deputy head of governmentSiddaramaiah
M. P. Prakash
Member partiesINC
Status in legislatureCoalition
123 / 224 (55%)
Opposition partyBJP
Opposition leaderB. S. Yediyurappa
Outgoing election2008 (After First Yediyurappa ministry)
Legislature term(s)1 year 8 months
PredecessorKrishna ministry
SuccessorFirst Kumaraswamy ministry

In the government headed by Dharam Singh, the Chief Minister was from INC while Deputy Chief Minister was from JD(S). Apart from the CM & Deputy CM, there were other ministers in the government.

Tenure of the governmentEdit

After the 2004 assembly elections, BJP emerged as the single largest party with 79 seats, followed by the INC with 65 seats and JD(S) with 58 seats. JD(S) extended the support to INC to form the government. Governor T. N. Chaturvedi invited the alliance to form the government. Known for his adaptability and friendly nature, Dharam Singh of the Congress was the unanimous choice of both parties to head the government.[1] He was sworn in as Chief Minister on 28 May 2004[2] with the support of JD(S). JD(S) MLA Siddaramaiah was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister, along with Chief Minister Dharam Singh.[3] On 18 January 2006, Forty-two MLAs of Janata Dal (Secular) under Kumaraswamy's leadership left the coalition and the government collapsed. Chief Minister Dharam Singh was asked to prove majority on 25 January 2006.[4] He resigned since he did not have enough numbers.[5] On 28 January 2006, Karnataka Governor T. N. Chaturvedi invited Kumaraswamy to form the government in the state after the resignation of the Congress Government led by Dharam Singh.

Council of MinistersEdit

Chief Minister and Deputy Chief MinisterEdit

SI No. Name Constituency Department Term of Office Party

Dharam Singh
Chief Minister

Jevargi Minister of Home affairs including Intelligence wing, Cabinet Affairs, DPAR, BMRDA, KUWSDB from Urban Dept.
Other departments not allocated to a Minister.
28 May 2004 28 January 2006 INC
Deputy Chief Minister
Chamundeshwari Minister of Finance. 28 May 2004 5 August 2005 JD(S)
3. M. P. Prakash
Deputy Chief Minister
Hoovina Hadagali Minister of Finance, Revenue (Muzrai) & Parliamentary Affairs. 8 August 2005 28 January 2006

Cabinet MinistersEdit

S.No[6] Portfolio Minister Constituency Term of Office Party
  • Transport
  • Water Resources
Mallikarjun Kharge
Gurmitkal 28 May 2004 28 January 2006 INC
  • Public Works Department
  • Energy
H. D. Revanna
Holenarasipur 3 February 2006 9 October 2007 JD(S)

Minister of StateEdit

S.No Portfolio Minister Constituency Term of Office Party
  • Tourism
D. T. Jayakumar
Nanjangud 15 December 2004 28 January 2006 JD(S)

If the office of a Minister is vacant for any length of time, it automatically comes under the charge of the Chief Minister.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dharam Singh chosen leader of CLP". The Times of India. 24 May 2004. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Dharam Singh, Siddaramaiah sworn in". The Hindu. 29 May 2004. Archived from the original on 12 March 2007.
  3. ^ David, Stephen (January 23, 2006). "Karnataka CM Dharam Singh rides crest of victory wave as Cong wins panchayat polls". India Today. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  4. ^ "Dharam Singh asked to prove majority by Jan 25". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  5. ^ "Karnataka: How the coalition unravelled". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 2021-08-09.
  6. ^ "Dharam Singh's Council Of Ministers (2005)". Karnataka.com. 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2021-08-15.

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