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Minor reshuffle in Assam cabinet

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has reshuffled the portfolio of some of his ministers after the induction of Akon Bora in his cabinet.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2008 16:53 IST

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has reshuffled the portfolio of some of his ministers after the induction of Akon Bora in his cabinet.

The chief minister has allocated the ministry of social welfare and jails to the newly inducted minister, while the sitting minister Ajanta Neog has been shifted to the public works department, official sources said in Guwahati on Wednesday.

Water Resources Minister Bharat Narah will now handle cultural affairs, sports and youth welfare and cooperation ministries while Labour and Employment Minister Prithbi Majhi has been given the additional charge of water resources.

The sitting Cultural Affairs Minister Gautam Bora has been allocated education though the chief minister will retain the technical education department.

Akon Bora was inducted on Tuesday into the cabinet following a ministerial berth falling vacant with the sacking of former education minster Ripun Bora after he allegedly tried to offer bribe to a CBI officer investigating into his alleged involvement in a murder case.

The current strength of the Assam cabinet is 19, including the chief minister who has kept with himself the departments of home, political, finance, technical education and planning and development.