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Nagaland CM allocates portfolios to new ministers

IANS  |  Kohima 

Chief Minister on Monday allocated portfolios to his newly-inducted ministers, keeping Finance, Personnel and Administrative Reforms with himself.

Senior Yanthungo Patton, who was made the Deputy Chief Minister, was given the

The allocation of the portfolios comes amid that the newly sworn-in Ministers from the Nationalist (NDPP) and the were wrangling over plum Cabinet berths.

The lone Janata Dal-United MLA, G. Kaito Aye, and Independent were given Agriculture and respectively.

P. Paiwang Konyak, who retained his ministerial berth, was allocated Transport, Communication, and Land Resources.

Health and Family Welfare was given to S. Pangyu Phom, while was allotted

V. Kashiho Sangtam and Temjen Imna Along will look after Soil and Water Conservation, Women and Child Development, and Higher Education and Technical Education respectively.

Senior NDPP was given Forest, Environment and Climate Change besides Parliamentary Affairs.

Neiba Kronu was given Planning and Coordination, besides Land Revenue.

Bureaucrat turned NDPP will handle Urban Development and Municipal Affairs.

Rio, who heads a four-party People's coalition government, was sworn in on March 8.

The NDPP and BJP, which stitched a pre-poll alliance and contested 40 and 20 Assembly seats respectively, formed the with the Janata Dal-United, and an Independent member after the election results were declared on March 3.

The tribal-centric NPP, which won two seats in Nagaland, withdrew its support to the coalition saying they were yet to obtain endorsement from party

The won 27 seats in the 60-member Assembly.

On March 5, the BJP announced it had severed its 15-year-old alliance with the



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 21:44 IST