First Kumaraswamy ministry

H. D. Kumaraswamy ministry was the Council of Ministers in Karnataka, a state in South India headed by H. D. Kumaraswamy that was formed after the Dharam Singh ministry fell short of majority.

First Kumaraswamy ministry
25th Ministry of the State of Karnataka
H. D. Kumaraswamy.jpg
Date formed3 February 2006
Date dissolved9 October 2007
People and organisations
Head of stateT. N. Chaturvedi
(21 August 2002 – 20 August 2007)
Rameshwar Thakur
(21 August 2007 – 24 June 2009)
Head of governmentH. D. Kumaraswamy
Deputy head of governmentB. S. Yediyurappa
Member partiesBJP
JD(S)
Status in legislatureCoalition
Opposition partyINC
Opposition leaderDharam Singh
History
Election(s)2004
Outgoing election2008 (After First Yediyurappa ministry)
Legislature term(s)1 year 8 months
PredecessorDharam Singh ministry
SuccessorFirst Yediyurappa ministry

In the government headed by H. D. Kumaraswamy, the Chief Minister was from JD(S) while Deputy Chief Minister was from BJP. 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.

H. D. Kumaraswamy was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 3 February 2006, along with B. S. Yediyurappa of the BJP who took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.[6] The first expansion of the cabinet took place on 18 February 2006 where 20 Ministers were inducted — 11 from the BJP and 9 from the JD(S).[7] The cabinet was further expanded on 21 June 2006 with the induction of 8 ministers, 4 each from both the parties.[8][9] The cabinet was reshuffled on 25 January 2007 wherein three ministers from JD(S) and two from the BJP were sworn in.[10]

On 27 September 2007, Kumaraswamy said that he would leave office on 3 October as part of a power-sharing agreement between the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), despite the calls of some legislators in the JD(S) for him to remain in office for the time being, due to complications in arranging the transfer of power.[11] However, on 4 October 2007, he refused to transfer power to the BJP.[12] Finally, on 8 October 2007, he tendered his resignation to Governor Rameshwar Thakur, and the state was put under President's rule two days later.[13][14]

Council of Ministers[15]Edit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chief Minister
Home Department
Department Personnel and Administrative Reforms
Cabinet Affairs
Intelligence
Urban Development
Other departments not allocated to any Minister
3 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Deputy Chief Minister
Minister of Finance
Minister of Excise
3 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Primary & Secondary Education18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Major & Medium Irrigation from Water Resources18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Forest
Minister of Ecology & Environment
C. Chennigappa
18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Revenue18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Housing
D. T. Jayakumar
18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Higher Education18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Transport18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Planning & Statistics
Minister of Lottery & Small Savings
Minister of Science & Technology
18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Labour
Minister of Minority Welfare
Iqbal Ansari
18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Medical Education18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Agricultural Marketing18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Rural Development & Panchayat Raj18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Youth Services & Sports
Alkod Hanumanthappa
18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Agriculture18 February 20068 October 2007 Independent
Minister of Health & Family Welfare18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Social Welfare18 February 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Tourism18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Ports & Inland Transport
Minister of Muzrai
18 February 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Law & Parliamentary Affairs18 February 200621 June 2006 JD(S)
21 June 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Home Affairs21 June 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Public Works Department
Minister of Energy
21 June 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Women & Child Development
H. K. Kumaraswamy
21 June 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Hak & Wakf
Iqbal Ansari
18 February 200621 June 2006 JD(S)
21 June 20068 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Small Scale Industries18 February 200621 June 2006 BJP
21 June 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Minister of Sugarcane Development & Directorate
21 June 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Animal Husbandry18 February 200621 June 2006 BJP
21 June 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Horticulture18 February 200621 June 2006 BJP
21 June 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Large & Medium Industries18 February 200621 June 2006 BJP
21 June 20068 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Kannada & Culture25 January 20078 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Municipal Administration
Alangur Srinivas
25 January 20078 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Co-operation25 January 20078 October 2007 JD(S)
Minister of Sericulture18 February 200621 June 2006 BJP
21 June 200625 January 2007 BJP
S. Shivanna
25 January 20078 October 2007 BJP
Minister of Textiles18 February 200625 January 2007 BJP
25 January 20078 October 2007 BJP

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 (23 January 2006). "Karnataka CM Dharam Singh rides crest of victory wave as Cong wins panchayat polls". India Today. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Dharam Singh asked to prove majority by Jan 25". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Karnataka: How the coalition unravelled". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  6. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : Kumaraswamy to be sworn in today". 23 September 2010. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  7. ^ "The Hindu : Front Page : Jayakumar, Shettar among 20 new Ministers sworn in". 23 May 2006. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  8. ^ "K'taka cabinet expanded: 8 inducted". Rediff. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Karnataka: CM allots portfolios to 8 new ministers". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Portfolios allotted for 5 new K'taka Ministers". www.oneindia.com. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Kumaraswamy says he will quit on Oct. 3" Archived 21 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine, PTI (The Hindu), 27 September 2007.
  12. ^ M, Anil Kumar (17 October 2011). "October effect haunts BS Yeddyurappa". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Karnataka under President Rule". Financial Express. 9 October 2007. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
  14. ^ "January 2006". rulers.org. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  15. ^ "HDK's Council of Ministers 2006". Karnataka.com. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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