Nitish Kumar keeps home department, gives finance to deputy Prasad

Updated: 18 November, 2020 08:24 IST | Agencies | Patna

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

JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at party office, in Patna, on Tuesday. Pic/PTI
JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrives at party office, in Patna, on Tuesday. Pic/PTI

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 Mewa Lal Chaudhary 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. Sheela Kumari got transport, and Santosh Kumar Sharan SC/ST affairs and minor irrigation. Mukesh Sahani is the new minister for animal husbandry and fisheries.

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First Published: 18 November, 2020 08:26 IST

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