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Tripura CM allocates portfolios; keeps Home, PWD

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on Saturday allotted portfolios to his ministers, keeping several important departments, including Home, PWD and Industries, with himself, an said.

Deb, along with his eight other ministerial colleagues, assumed office here on Friday at a grand function attended by Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, former Deputy L.K. Advani, many central ministers and Chief Ministers of several (BJP) -ruled states and former

received an impressive reception when he entered the Chief Minister's office on Saturday. He allotted Finance, Power and Rural Development departments to Deputy

Erstwhile royal family scion Debbarman was the BJP nominee from Charilam constituency (reserved for tribals), where polling could not be held on February 18 after the death of the (CPI-M) candidate and would now be held on Monday.

A week before the assembly polls, CPI-M nominee for Charilam (Scheduled Tribe reserve) seat died at the and Hospital here on February 11, following a massive cardiac attack.

According to an notification, Indigenous People's Front of (IPFT) was given while Ratan Lal Nath was allotted Education (both higher and school education), Law and Minorities Welfare.

Tribal-based is the electoral ally of BJP and won eight seats of the total of 43-member alliance strength in the 60-member Assembly.

Sudip Roy Barman, who led six MLAs to join BJP last year, was assigned Health and Family Welfare, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Departments.

Pranjit Singha Roy, the from southern Tripura's two districts (South Tripura and Gomati), was given Agriculture, Transport and Tourism departments while Manoj Kanti would look after Sports and Youth Affairs and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Departments.

Important Tribal Welfare and Forest departments were allotted to IPFT's while got Social Welfare and Social Education and Animal Resource Development Departments.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 16:24 IST