Nitish Kumar cabinet: Here is the full list of porfolios of Bihar ministers

Bihar cabinet: While Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar kept the Home Ministry to himself, newly instated Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi got Finance and Commerce Ministries.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 30, 2017 12:11:29 am
bihar cabinet, oath taking ceremony, raj bhawan, patna, indian express MLAs taking oath of office at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Saturday (ANI)

The Bihar cabinet saw an expansion Saturday with 27 new ministers taking oath of office at the Raj Bhawan in Patna. Reinstated Chief Minister Nitish Kumar incorporated 14 JD(U) MLAs, 12 BJP MLAs and one LJP MLA in the new state government. While Nitish kept the Home Ministry to himself, newly instated Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi got Finance and Commerce Ministries.

The full list of the portfolios handed out is as follows:

CM Nitish Kumar: Home

Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi: Finance, Commerce

Krishna Nandan Prasad Verma: Education

Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan: Water Resources

Maheshwar Hazari: Building Construction

Vijendra Yadav: Energy

Pramod Kumar– Tourism

Vinod Narayan Jha– PHED

Suresh Kumar Sharma– Urban Development and Housing

Kumari Manju Verma– Social Welfare

Vijay Kumar Sinha– Labour Resources

Santosh Kumar Nirala– Transport

Rana Randhir Singh– Cooperative

Khurshid alias Feroz Ahmad– Minority Welfare and Sugarcane Development

Vinod Kumar Singh– Mines and Geology

Madan Sahni– Food and Consumer Protection

Krishna Kumar Rishi– Art and Culture

Kapildeo Kamat– Panchayati Raj

Dinesh Chandra Yadav– Minor Irrigation and Disaster Management

Ramesh Rishideo– SC, ST Welfare

Brij Kishore Bind– Backward and EBC Welfare

Pashupati Paras– Animal and Fish Resources.

Among JD(U) MLAs who were sworn in today are Shrawan Kumar, Jay Kumar Singh, Maheshwar Hazari, Shailesh Kumar,  Santosh Kumar Nirala, Khurshid alias Firoz Ahmad and Madan Sahni, Kapil Dev Kamat and Dinesh Chandra Yadav.

From the BJP, Prem Kumar, Nand Kishore Yadav, Ram Narayan Mandal, Bijendra Prasad Yadav, Pramod Kumar, Brij Kishor Bind, Suresh Kumar Sharma, Vijay Kumar Sinha, Rana Randhir Singh, Vinod Kumar Singh, Krishna Kumar Rishi took the oath on Saturday.

During the 2014 general elections, JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, members of the Congress and various other regional parties formed what was called the Maha-gathbandhan (Grand Alliance) to counter the BJP wave. The alliance won after which Nitish took the CM office.

However, following the embroilment of Lalu and certain members of his family, including son and Deputy chief minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav, in an illegal land holdings scam, Nitish broke off the tie-up on July 27 and resigned from his post. He then formed a new alliance with the BJP and took oath again with Sushil Modi as his deputy in a late night development.

(With inputs from agencies)

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