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Nitish Kumar allocates portfolios, keeps home, gives Tarkishore finance

A day after taking oath for a new term along with his ministerial colleagues, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday

Nitish Kumar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Nov 2020 5:12 AM GMT

PATNA: A day after taking oath for a new term along with his ministerial colleagues, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday allocated portfolios among them, keeping with himself home, general administration, vigilance and three more departments.

Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad got finance, commercial tax, environment, forest and disaster management, urban development and information technology departments.

Another Deputy CM Renu Devi got panchayati raj, backward classes development, ECB and industry portfolios.

Ashok Chaudhary got the charge of building construction, social welfare, minority affairs, and MewaLalChaudhary the education portfolio. Interestingly, Chaudhary had lost the Cabinet birth last time after his name cropped up in an alleged scam in the recruitment of lecturers in an agriculture university.

Vijay Kumar Chaudhary got the charge of rural development, rural engineering, water resources, information and broadcasting and parliamentary affairs. SheelaKumari got transport, and Santosh Kumar Sharan SC/ST affairs and minor irrigation. MukeshSahani is the new Minister for animal husbandry and fisheries.

MangalPandey has retained the health portfolio, apart from road construction, art and culture. AmrendraPratap Singh has got the agriculture, cooperatives and sugarcane portfolios. Ram PreetPaswan has got the charge of public health engineering and Ram Surat Kumar the revenue and law portfolios. Jivesh Kumar will shoulder the responsibility of tourism, mines and labour departments. (IANS)

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