India, July 7 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducted four Karnataka Parliamentarians including Shobha Karandlaje, A Narayana Swamy, Bhagwanth Khuba and Rajeev Chandrashekar- a Rajya Sabha MP, as ministers of state into his government at the Centre.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a higher priority to Karnataka and inducted four ministers from the state. On behalf of the people of the state, I thank the prime minister. He has done a very good selection. All four are influential, work impactfully and this will also give the state more strength," BS Yediyurappa, the Karnataka chief minister said on Wednesday.

Senior party leader from the state, DV Sadananda Gowda was dropped as the Union minister for chemicals and fe...