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Cabinet reshuffle like kho-kho: Deshmukh

india Updated: Jul 12, 2011 21:51 IST

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Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was moved from rural development to science and technology, on Tuesday likened the cabinet reshuffle to a game of kho-kho.

"It's kho-kho," he quipped when asked whether Tuesday's reshuffle is like a cricket match, referring to the popular field game.

Asked by reporters whether he looked at the change in his portfolio as a demotion, Deshmukh said "getting a Cabinet berth at the Centre itself is a promotion. What is a demotion after that? It is getting the rank of a minister of state.

Deshmukh is locked in a straight contest with former Test cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar for the post of the Mumbai Cricket Association and was here in connection with the biennial election to the sports body.