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Mamata rejigs Bengal Cabinet: Mitra to lead IT dept, Basu gets biotech

Bratya Basu, who held the IT portfolio before Mitra took over, will now look after the biotechnology department

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses farmers during a programme at Singur
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses farmers during a programme at Singur

In a minor cabinet reshuffle, West Bengal Minister was given the additional charge of the and electronics department, a government notification has said.

Bratya Basu, who held the IT portfolio before Mitra took over, will now look after the department, the notification released Thursday night stated.

The state minister had been looking after three departments -- commerce and industries, finance, and micro small and medium enterprises and textiles.

With the latest reshuffle, the IT department has also been added to his folio.

Minister of state (MoS) for planning, statistics and programme monitoring, and backward classes welfare Asima Patra has been given additional charges, too.

She has been made the MoS of two more departments - agriculture and fisheries, the notification said.

Asish Banerjee and Chandranath Sinha had earlier held the folios of agriculture and fisheries, respectively.

First Published: Fri, October 05 2018. 09:25 IST
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