As many as 90 people, including 77 MLAs and nine non-legislators, have been granted cabinet rank by Karnataka’s Siddaramaiah govt ever since it took office nine months ago. Sources said such a contingent is, perhaps, the largest ever in Karnataka governance history. With Congress scoring a big win in the May 2023 polls leading to claims galore from different sections of the party, 77 of its 135 MLAs and four MLCs have been given the prestigious rank.

Source: Appeasement politics: 90 in Karnataka have cabinet rank