Nine ministers take oath in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Dec 18 : Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt administered the oath of office and secrecy to nine legislators in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Wednesday.

Raman Singh kept three slots vacant in the council of ministers, which he hopes to fill up after the Lok Sabha polls next year.

The chief minister retained five ministerial colleagues of his second stint (2008-13) in the new cabinet: Brijmohan Agrawal, Amar Agrawal, Kedar Kashyap, Punnulal Mohle and Rajesh Munat.

The four new faces are former assembly speaker Premprakash Pandey, former minister Ajay Chandrakar, BJP state chief Ramsevak Paikra and Ramshila Sahu.

Political analysts described the new cabinet as a perfect blend of experience and youth.

The BJP has ruled Chhattisgarh since 2003.

--IANS (Posted on 18-12-2013)

more-news headlines

Modi should limit himself to Gujarat: Sushilkumar Shinde

Will win by a huge margin: Jaswant Singh

TTP refuse to extend ceasefire

MTV focuses on curious minds

Greenpeace demands cancellation of Mahan forest clearance

40 percent voting in Madhya Pradesh by afternoon

Moderate polling in Chhattisgarh

40 percent balloting in UP

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal in dialogue with voters

Irom Sharmila not allowed to vote in Manipur

Over a quarter vote in Jharkhand

Admitting Delhi 'mistake', Kejriwal has dialogue with voters

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top