Haryana CM allocates portfolios, Capt Abhimanyu gets Finance

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Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 28: Haryana Chief Manohar Lal Khattar late tonight allocated portfolios retaining charge of Home and some other key departments, making senior cabinet colleagues Capt Abhimanyu the Finance Minister and assigning Ram Bilas Sharma Transport and Education.

Khattar will hold most departments including Home, Power, Town and Country Planning, Urban Estates, Science and Technology, IT, Information and Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, plus any department not specified to any minister, an official spokesman said here tonight. Capt Abhimanyu has been assigned Finance, Excise and Taxation, Revenue and Disaster Management, Forests and Environment, Industry and Commerce.

Sharma has been given the Education, Transport, Technical Education, Food and Supplies, Tourism, Civil Aviation, Parliamentary Affairs, among other departments. The portfolio allocation came three days after Khattar was sworn in as the first BJP Chief Minister. The six Cabinet Ministers have been alloted other departments while the three Ministers of State will hold departments attached to the main ministry.

PTI

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