Siddaramaiah took the oath of office with Shivakumar and eight ministers on May 20
Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot administered them oath of office and secrecy.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar had met party General Secretaries KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala to discuss the cabinet expansion.
The matter is about the number of books that get gifted in place of flowers and shawls even if the leaders decide against it.
Siddaramaiah said the decision was taken to avoid traffic restrictions that cause problems for the people.
He also said his government will give administration as expected by the people of Karnataka.
Shivakumar moved a resolution to elect Siddaramaiah as the new leader of the CLP.
At least nine chief ministers, including MK Stalin and Mamata Banerjee have been invited for Saturday's swearing-in at Bengaluru.
DK Shivakumar will continue as Pradesh Congress Committee chief till the parliamentary elections in 2024.
After a decisive win in assembly polls, Cong arrived at decision after 4 days of intense parleys; party high command made pacifying moves between Siddaramaiah, DKS and factions supporting them