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Soren completes expansion of ministry

india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 23:05 IST
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Jharkhand Chief Minister, Shibu Soren today expanded his cabinet inducting nine more ministers taking its strength to twelve, the maximum he can have in his council of ministers.

The ministers are Hemlal Murmu, Hussain Ansari,Mathura Prasad Mahato (all JMM), Barkuar Gagrai, Nilkanth Singh Munda, Baijnath Ram (all BJP), Chandraprakash Choudhary, Umakant Rajjak (all AJSU) and Sudha Choudhary (JD-U).

With this, Soren completed his ministerial council expansion after taking oath as chief minister on December 30.
Raghuvar Das (BJP) and Sudesh Mahto (AJSU) were sworn in as ministers along with Soren.

Governor K Sankarayanarayan administrated the oath of office and secrecy to them at the Raj Bhavan in a simple
function here.