Meet the ministers in Nitish Kumar’s cabinet

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who was sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister today for a third straight term, kept the home portfolio with him while Lalu Prasad's younger son Tejaswi Yadav was named the Deputy Chief Minister.

By: Express Web Desk | Patna | Updated: November 20, 2015 8:55 pm
bihar, bihar cabinet, bihar portfolios, bihar ministers, nitish ministers, tej pratap yadav, tejashwi pratap yadav, lalu yadav, bihar news Patna: Nitish Kumar signing the register after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Friday. (PTI Photo)

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who was sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister today for a third straight term, kept the home portfolio with him while Lalu Prasad’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav was named the Deputy Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister will look after home, general administration and information and public relations, highly placed sources in the Raj Bhawan said, adding that the list has been approved by the Governor Ram Nath Kovind.

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Kumar’s keeping the home portfolio with him assumes significance as law and order is considered to be the biggest challenge for Kumar, who will be heading an alliance government with RJD and Congress in the state.

Cabinet ministers

Tejwasi Yadav: Beside holding the Deputy CM post, Tejashwi in charge of road construction and building construction departments.

Tej Pratap Yadav: Lalu Yadav’s elder son who will be number three in the cabinet, will look after health and environment departments.

Abdul Bari Siddiqui: The senior RJD leader and the MLA representing Alinagar Darbhanga has been given the crucial finance ministry.

Bijendra Prasad Yadav: The JDU leader who held Finance ministry in the outgoing Nitish Kumar cabinet, will look after energy department.

Ashok Choudhary: The state Congress president has been allotted human resources department.

Madan Mohan Jha: The Congress leader has been allotted revenue portfolio.

Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh: The JD(U) MLA got water resources department.

Jay Kumar Singh: The JD(U) MLA will head the industry ministry.

Manju Varma: The JD(U) woman MLA has been given charge of social welfare department

Sharavan Kumar: Rural development minister

Madan Saini: Food and civil supplies minister

Alok Mehta:  Cooperative minister

Santosh Nirala: SC/ST minister

Abdul Gafoor: Minority affairs minister

Kapildev Kamat: Panchayati raj minister

Anita Devi: Tourism minister

Vijay Prakash: Labour resources minister

Ram Vichra Rai: Agriculture minister

Awdhesh Kumar Singh: Veterinary minister

Besides Kumar, 28 ministers took oath at a function at Gandhi Maidan today.

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